Man's wrapper

African, Ghana (Asante peoples)
20th century


Object Place: Ghana

Dimensions

Overall: 304.8 x 195.6 cm (120 x 77 in.)

Accession Number

2004.196

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary wefts (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s kente cloth of white with blue checks identified as “Asebi Hene” (the Asebi chief) patterned with solid blue plain weave rectangles alternating with a variety of designs created with blue supplementary discontinous patterning wefts.

Provenance

Purchased by Ellie Schimelman in Ghana, 1980-1989; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham