Presentation cloth or aso oke made of pieced strips of cotton double cloth in blue and white check pattern. Yellow silk discontinuous wefts decorate the front of the textile, occasionally going through to the reverse.
By January 2006, Madam Abiona, Ibadan, Nigeria; purchased from Abiona by Duncan Clarke, London; before 2009, purchased from Clarke by Olaperi Onipede, Watertown, MA; gift of Onipede to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)
Gift of Olaperi Onipede in memory of her parents, Dr. F. Oladipo Onipede and Mrs. Frances A. Onipede
African, Nigerian (Yoruba peoples), about 1950
- Woven by Alhadji Yahaya Kalu, Nigerian, about 1890–1982
Overall: 287 x 154.9 cm (113 x 61 in.)
Medium or Technique
Strip-woven cotton plain weave with supplementary rayon patterning wefts