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Man's wrapper (Aso oke)

Strip woven cloth in pink with blue and white gingham. Accents of yellow, green, and black. Fringe on two sides.

Provenance

July, 1958, purchased at a market in Nigeria by Frances Steele, East Dennis, MA; 2011, gift of Steele to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Frances Steele in memory of Clara Steele

African, Nigerian, Yoruba, mid 20th century

Dimensions

Length x width: 123.2 x 190.5 cm (48 1/2 x 75 in.) w/o fringe

Accession Number

2011.500

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with silk and cotton supplementary patterning wefts (Strip weaving).

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles