Man's wrapper

Gold Dust (Sika Futuro)

African, Ghana (Asante peoples)
1910–30


Object Place: Ghana, Africa

Dimensions

Overall: 274.3 x 213.4 cm (108 x 84 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2056

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary wefts (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s wrapper composed of yellow silk plain weave strips patterned in field with green, black and red silk supplementary wefts creating alternating blocks of weft-faced checks of red, green and yellow and supplementary weft patterned traditional motifs on a yellow ground; border contains weft patterned blocks of polychrome stripes (babadua), small alternating vertical stripes, and traditional patterns in discontinuous wefts.

Provenance

Purchased from Ouedraogo Mahama, New York, by David Lantz, New York by 2004; Purchased by the MFA, November 17, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham