Man's wrapper (Aso oke)

African, Nigerian, Yoruba
mid 20th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 123.2 x 190.5 cm (48 1/2 x 75 in.) w/o fringe

Accession Number

2011.500

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with silk and cotton supplementary patterning wefts (Strip weaving).

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Strip woven cloth in pink with blue and white gingham. Accents of yellow, green, and black. Fringe on two sides.

Provenance

July, 1958, purchased at a market in Nigeria by Frances Steele, East Dennis, MA; 2011, gift of Steele to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Frances Steele in memory of Clara Steele