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Blue textile with red, blue, and yellow borders with chevron patterning and central motif with large heart enclosing a photograph of President Machel (1933-1986) and his wife. In yellow printed on the top and bottom of the image are the words: "Samora Moises Machel/Josina Machel," with...

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Before about 2003, purchased in Mozambique by Henrietta Dax, owner of Clarke's Book Store, Cape Town, South Africa; about 2003 or 2004, purchased from Dax by Christraud M. Geary, Medford, MA, at African Studies Association meetings, Boston or New Orleans; gift of Geary to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Christraud M. Geary

African (Mozambique), early 21st century

Object Place

Mozambique, Africa


Height x width: 44 x 77 1/2 in. (111.8 x 196.9 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed


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