Man's wrapper

Kente Cloth
Asona Nsaduaso

African, Ghana (Asante peoples)
mid 20th century


Object Place: Ghana, Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 81 x 128 in. (205.7 x 325.1 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1588

Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave with supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s strip-woven wrapper of 3.5” strips of green warp stripes alternating with red, gold, and black warp stripes; patterned with bands of weft-faced stripes of in red, gold and black and green alternating with bands patterned with discontinous patterning wefts

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