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Man's wrapper

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Man's kente cloth of white with blue checks identified as "Asebi Hene" (the Asebi chief) patterned with solid blue plain weave rectangles alternating with a variety of designs created with blue supplementary discontinous patterning wefts.

Provenance

Purchased by Ellie Schimelman in Ghana, 1980-1989; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

African, Ghana (Asante peoples), 20th century

Object Place

Ghana

Dimensions

Overall: 304.8 x 195.6 cm (120 x 77 in.)

Accession Number

2004.196

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary wefts (strip woven)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes