Man's wrapper

African, Nigeria (Yoruba)
mid 20th century

Object Place: Africa


Height x width: 56 x 77 in. (142.2 x 195.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Strip-woven man’s wrapper of 4” strips; strips of blue and white warp stripes patterned with rows of holes (lace weave) alternating with strips of fine blue and white warp stripes patterned with discontinuous wefts of blue diamond-like shapes.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips