Man's wrapper

African, Ghana (Ewe peoples)
19th century


Object Place: Ghana, Africa

Dimensions

Overall: 284.5 x 165.1 cm (112 x 65 in.)

Accession Number

2004.677

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary discontinuous wefts (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue and white (indigo-dyed) strip-woven cotton wrapper with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in red and white at the sides; strips sewn together to create grid of indigo blocks outlined by white, design known as “Atirike.”

Provenance

Purchased from Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles, London, by the MFA, October 27, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham