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Man's wrapper

African, Ghana (Asante peoples)
first half 20th century


Object Place: Ghana

Dimensions

Overall: 315 x 213.4 cm (124 x 84 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2286

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (strip woven)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s silk wrapper of high quality known as nsaduasa. The cloth is also known as topreko because it is woven on a loom with an additional pair of heddles; brown plain weave strips with fine white stripe; blocks of weft stripes in red, gold, brown, beige and blue alternating with brocaded designs; the design is known as “kyeretwie” which means the lion catcher.

Provenance

Acquired from New England antiques market by Linda Konnersman; By exchange, 2001; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Jeffrey B. Spurr in memory of Gweneth Knight