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Wedding shawl (popofi)

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White cotton shawl made of sewn together strip-woven lengths with supplementary weft patterning of stripes and triangles in light purple and green and a warp technique made to look like an open or drawn work-like design.

Provenance

Purchased in 1990-1991; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Mary H. Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland

African (Yoruba peoples), 1900–50

Object Place

Nigeria

Dimensions

Overall: 114.3 x 172.7 cm (45 x 68 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2280

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes