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Funerary Shirt


1968, crafts fair in Fad'n Gourma, Burkina Faso; 1968, purchased by Babette Sliker; sold by Sliker to Eli and Carolyn Newberger, Brookline, MA [see note 1]; 2010, gift of the Newbergers to the MFA. (Accession date: May 19, 2010) NOTES: [1] Provenance as related by Carolyn Newberger in e-mail correspondance with curator Pam Parmal, April 3, 2010.

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger

African (Mossi peoples, Burkina Faso), mid-20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso


Overall: 101.6 x 160 cm (40 x 63 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (strip-woven); embroidered with cotton.


Textiles and Fashion Arts