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Man's wrapper

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Strip-woven man's wrapper of 4" strips; strips of blue and white warp stripes patterned with rows of holes (lace weave) alternating with strips of fine blue and white warp stripes patterned with discontinuous wefts of blue diamond-like shapes.

Provenance

2007, purchased at Akka Etnografia.arte in Rome, Italy by Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; gift of Phillips to the MFA (December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips

African, Nigeria (Yoruba), mid 20th century

Object Place

Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 56 x 77 in. (142.2 x 195.6 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1586

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary continuous (clipped) warps used periodically as wefts (lace weave) and discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes