Funerary Shirt

African (Mossi peoples, Burkina Faso)
mid-20th century


Object Place: Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 101.6 x 160 cm (40 x 63 in.)

Accession Number

2010.352

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (strip-woven); embroidered with cotton.

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Provenance

1968, crafts fair in Fad'n Gourma, Burkina Faso; 1968, purchased by Babette Sliker; sold by Sliker to Eli and Carolyn Newberger, Brookline, MA [see note 1]; 2010, gift of the Newbergers to the MFA. (Accession date: May 19, 2010)

NOTES:
[1] Provenance as related by Carolyn Newberger in e-mail correspondance with curator Pam Parmal, April 3, 2010.

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger