Woman's wrapper: Adire Eleko

Woman's wrapper

African, Nigeria
mid-20th century

Object Place: Nigeria


Height x width: 75 1/2 x 66 in. (191.8 x 167.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, paste-resist dyed

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts




Before 1990, acquired on the art market by Olaperi Onipede [see note 1]; Gift to the MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

[1] Object numbers 2007.xx-2007.xx were purchased from various dealers from 1990-2007: Duncan Clarke, Adire African Textiles Gallery, London, UK; Victoria Scott, Black Art Studio, Santa Fe, NM; Gasali Adeyemo, Textile Artist, Santa Fe, NM. Ongoing research is being done to determine which objects came from each dealer and the date of sale.

Credit Line

Gift of Olaperi Onipede in memory of her parents, Dr. F. Oladipo Onipede and Mrs. Frances A. Onipede