Wedding shawl (popofi)

African (Yoruba peoples)
1900–50


Object Place: Nigeria

Dimensions

Overall: 114.3 x 172.7 cm (45 x 68 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2280

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White cotton shawl made of sewn together strip-woven lengths with supplementary weft patterning of stripes and triangles in light purple and green and a warp technique made to look like an open or drawn work-like design.

Provenance

Purchased in 1990-1991; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Mary H. Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland