Man's wrapper

Kente Cloth
Asona Nsaduaso

African, Ghana (Asante peoples)
mid 20th century

Object Place: Ghana, Africa


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave with supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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


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