Woman's mantle

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


Length x width: 157.5 x 94 cm (62 x 37 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave; strip-woven and tie-dyed with indigo, glass bead

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hi Stephen,

Looking forward to your visit to the Textile and Fashion Arts Dept. with your class.
Navy (indigo) blue and white striped woman’s mantle. Resist dyed. Fringed on two ends.


About 1977, acquired in the Ivory Coast by Jean-Michel Rostoker, Paris, France; 2012, sold by Rostoker to Andres Moraga, Berkeley, CA; 2013, sold by Moraga to the MFA. (Accession date: March 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham