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Textile length

African, Ghana
about 2004
Printed by GTP, Inc.

Object Place: Ghana


Overall: 182.9 x 121.9 cm (72 x 48 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, wax resisted and printed

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Length of wax resist printed in indigo with falling tree design representing the Ghanian proverb, “Adu kor gye ehum a obu.” or “A single tree may fall during a storm but many trees are protected.” Selvedge printed: “GTP Guaranteed Real Wax printed in Ghana 16226”


Purchased in Ghanaian market by the MFA, February 23, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham