Man's wrapper

African, Nigeria (Yoruba)
mid 20th century


Object Place: Nigeria

Dimensions

Height x width: 50 1/2 x 71 1/4 in. (128.3 x 181 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1585

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk plain weave with discontinuous supplementary cotton wefts and continuous supplementary cotton warps used as wefts periodically (lace weave)

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s wrapper made of 3.5” tan strips of natural brown cotton with a light blue silk stripe down the center; patterned with blue supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts alternating with openwork design created with supplementary wefts (lace weave).

Provenance

2007, purchased at Akka Etnografia.arte in Rome, Italy by Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; gift of Phillips to the MFA (December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips