Man's wrapper made of 3.5" tan strips of natural brown cotton with a light blue silk stripe down the center; patterned with blue supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts alternating with openwork design created with supplementary wefts (lace weave).
2007, purchased at Akka Etnografia.arte in Rome, Italy by Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; gift of Phillips to the MFA (December 17, 2008)
Gift of Timothy Phillips
African, Nigeria (Yoruba), mid 20th century
Height x width: 50 1/2 x 71 1/4 in. (128.3 x 181 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and silk plain weave with discontinuous supplementary cotton wefts and continuous supplementary cotton warps used as wefts periodically (lace weave)