Man's Wearing Blanket

Man's Wearing Blanket
Man's Wearing Blanket
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool; Embroidery
Dimensions:
195.6 x 322.6 cm (77 x 127 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Fante
Accession Number:
1983.51
Acquisition Date:
1982-12-14
Credit Line:

Gift of Klaus and Ellen Werner

Comparable example found in "Akan Transformations: Problems in Ghanaian Art History" by Doran H. Ross and Timothy F. Garrad, pp.104-105. UCLA MCH X82-736. Inscription reads "This type of cloth is worn exclusively by chiefs. Two other embroidered cloths are illustrated in Cole and Ross (1977: Fig 71) and Meyerowitz (1951: fig 39). The motif on the cloth depict proverbs which celebrate the powers of chieftancy. Images represented (on UCLA example) include (left to right, top to bottom) chameleon, crossed crocodides, kola nuts(?), umbrella, crocodile, fish, heart, lion, porcupine, stool and state swords, sankofa bird, airplane, star, elephant and palm tree, star.--JD'Alessandro 9/04

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