Man's wrapper

African, Nigeria (Yoruba)
mid 20th century


Object Place: Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 62 x 82 in. (157.5 x 208.3 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1587

Medium or Technique

Cotton and Lurex plain weave with open work pattern created by main warps acting as wefts at regular intervals (lace weave)

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strip-woven man’s wrapper of 4.25” strips of natural brown cotton plain weave with blue Lurex warp stripes; openwork design at regular intervals (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