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Length of fabric

Dark blue textile with yellow stripes, rows of blue and white Maasai shields and yellow arrows on blue and dark red ground. Selvedge printed: "MBS NO 3872."

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 43 3/4 x 69 in. (111.1 x 175.3 cm)

Accession Number

2010.62

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles