Man's wrapper

African, Ghana
20th century


Object Place: Ghana

Dimensions

Overall: 340.4 x 218.4 cm (134 x 86 in.)

Accession Number

2005.83

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, hand-stamped with badie bark dye and embroidered with silk (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s wrapper of white cotton trade cloth Adrinka stamped with black dye from badie bark with the design osrane which stands for the Ghanaian proverb, “It takes the moon some time to go round the nation.” Embroidered with polychrome silk between bands of cotton.

Provenance

Purchased from Baba Muhama, Accra, Ghana by the MFA, February 23, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham