Length of fabric

African (Mozambique)
early 21st century


Object Place: Mozambique, Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 43 3/4 x 69 in. (111.1 x 175.3 cm)

Accession Number

2010.62

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Dark blue textile with yellow stripes, rows of blue and white Maasai shields and yellow arrows on blue and dark red ground. Selvedge printed: “MBS NO 3872.”

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