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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.


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

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Gift of Timothy Phillips

African, Nigeria (Yoruba), mid 20th century

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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts