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Appliqued Hanging

Black cotton hanging appliqued and embroidered with symbols of the rulers of Benin in polychrome cotton. Red cotton border machine sewn to right and left edges.

Provenance

About 1970, acquired at a street market in Dahomey (now Republic of Bénin) by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Krom, Côte d’Ivoire and Swampscott, MA; 2012, gift of the Kroms to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen and Christine Krom

African, Benin, Fon, about 1970

Object Place

Benin

Dimensions

Overall: 90.2 x 175.3 cm (35 1/2 x 69 in.)

Accession Number

2012.173

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, appliqued and embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles