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Beige banner with blue and red striped band around the border. Brightly colored cloth patches representing humans and animals (birds, dogs, fish, etc) are stiched onto banner. Two red fabric loops on top corners of banner for hanging.


1968, purchased in Abomey, Benin, by Eli and Carolyn Newberger; 2011, gift of the Newbergers to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger

African, Beninian, Fon, about 1968

Object Place

Abomey, Benin, Africa


Length x width: 257.8 x 29.2 cm (101 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton applique


Textiles and Fashion Arts