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Blanket

Large strip woven blanket. Ivory ground of imported cotton yarn patterned with stripes and geometric designs in red, blue and gold. Strips sewn together by machine.

Provenance

By 1969, purchased in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 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

Niger or Upper Volta, Djerma, mid-20th century

Dimensions

Length x width: 254 x 139.7 cm (100 x 55 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2238

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary cotton patterning wefts (strip-woven)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles