- Museum number
Man's wrapper; composed of twenty-four narrow strips hand sewn together. Red-magenta warp strips in machine spun cotton. Indigo cotton weft. Supplementary weft float geometric patterns in multi-coloured cotton in broad borders at both ends. Single strip at one side decorated with supplementary weft float geometric patterns in white, yellow, orange and indigo cotton. Weft-faced bands in indigo cotton edged with white cotton on body of cloth. Central supplementary weft float design of crocodile with heart-shaped object in front.
- Production date
- 20thC(early) (circa)
Length: 272 centimetres
Width: 170 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See similar cloth in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number: 2007.388. Said to have been collected in the Bondoukou region.
- Not on display
- Fair; fragile. Holes and darning in places. Weak areas throughout red-magenta strips.
- Acquisition date
- 28 Nov 2018
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor in August 2007 from African textile dealer/collector Duncan Clarke in London.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: II.H7 (Griffiths-Rudoe collection number)