Dowry Cloth

Man's wrapper

African, Ivory Coast, Dioula (Dyula)
mid 20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 213.4 x 128.3 cm (84 x 50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.523

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, resist dyed and patterned with supplementary wefts (strip-woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Man’s wrapper. Rectangular cloth made of strips, indigo-resist dyed and patterned at intervals with woven geometric designs, fringe at ends.

Provenance

About 1977, acquired in the Ivory Coast by Jean-Michel Rostoker, Paris; 2011, sold by Rostoker to Andres Moraga (dealer), Berkeley, CA; 2012, sold by Andres Moraga to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham