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Man's wrapper

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Man's wrapper of white cotton trade cloth Adrinka stamped with black dye from badie bark with the design osrane which stands for the Ghanaian proverb, "It takes the moon some time to go round the nation." Embroidered with polychrome silk between bands of cotton.


Purchased from Baba Muhama, Accra, Ghana by the MFA, February 23, 2005

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

African, Ghana, 20th century

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Overall: 340.4 x 218.4 cm (134 x 86 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, hand-stamped with badie bark dye and embroidered with silk (strip woven)


Textiles and Fashion Arts