Length of fabric

African (Mozambique)
early 21st century

Object Place: Mozambique, Africa


Height x width: 43 3/4 x 69 in. (111.1 x 175.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark blue textile with yellow stripes, rows of blue and white Maasai shields and yellow arrows on blue and dark red ground. Selvedge printed: “MBS NO 3872.”


Before about 2003, purchased in Mozambique by Henrietta Dax, owner of Clarke's Book Store, Cape Town, South Africa; about 2003 or 2004, purchased from Dax by Christraud M. Geary, Medford, MA, at African Studies Association meetings, Boston or New Orleans; gift of Geary to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Christraud M. Geary