Length of commemorative fabric

African (Mozambique)
early 21st century


Object Place: Mozambique, Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 44 x 77 1/2 in. (111.8 x 196.9 cm)

Accession Number

2010.60

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Blue textile with red, blue, and yellow borders with chevron patterning and central motif with large heart enclosing a photograph of President Machel (1933-1986) and his first wife. In yellow printed on the top and bottom of the image are the words: “Samora Moises Machel/Josina Machel,” with Mozambique’s flag and a crest on either side of the heart. Selvedge marked: “MBS NO 12153.”

Provenance

Before about 2003, purchased in Mozambique by Henrietta Dax, owner of Clarke's Book Store, Cape Town, South Africa; about 2003 or 2004, purchased from Dax by Christraud M. Geary, Medford, MA, at African Studies Association meetings, Boston or New Orleans; gift of Geary to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Christraud M. Geary