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Large cotton wrapper made of trade cloth, dyed with indigo and patterned with stitch resist. twisted fringe at two ends. Arabic inscription.

Provenance

2006, purchased in Ndiasane, Senegal and exported to Joss Graham Oriental Textiles, London; 2008, exported to the USA; purchased by the MFA (October 22, 2008).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

African, Senegal, Late 19th to early 20th century

Place of Creation

Saint Louis, Senegal

Dimensions

Overall: 243.84 x 121.92 cm (96 x 48 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1039

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, stitch resist

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes