Woman's wrapper

African, Ghana (Ewe peoples)
20th century


Object Place: Ghana

Dimensions

Overall: 185.4 x 106.7 cm (73 x 42 in.)

Accession Number

2004.200

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary wefts (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s “patchwork”-like kente cloth of blue and white warp stripes and checkerboard patterning with multicolored complementary and supplementary weft patterning.

Provenance

Purchased by Ellie Schimelman in Ghana, 1980-1989; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham