Woman's wrapper: Ori Mi Pe (Good Fortune)

Adire Eleko
Woman's wrapper

African, Nigeria
mid-20th century


Object Place: Bosere, Nigeria

Dimensions

Height x width: 68 x 79 in. (172.7 x 200.7 cm)

Accession Number

2007.1146

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, paste-resist dyed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Provenance

Before 1990, acquired on the art market by Olaperi Onipede [see note 1]; Gift to the MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

[1] Object numbers 2007.xx-2007.xx were purchased from various dealers from 1990-2007: Duncan Clarke, Adire African Textiles Gallery, London, UK; Victoria Scott, Black Art Studio, Santa Fe, NM; Gasali Adeyemo, Textile Artist, Santa Fe, NM. Ongoing research is being done to determine which objects came from each dealer and the date of sale.

Credit Line

Gift of Olaperi Onipede in memory of her parents, Dr. F. Oladipo Onipede and Mrs. Frances A. Onipede