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Cotton, indigo dyed; sixteen strips of plain weave, joined by hand stitching; embroidered with wool in chain stitches; edged with cotton, buttonhole stitched uncut fringe
162.5 × 275.6 cm (64 × 108 1/2 in.); Approximate strip: W.: 10 cm (4 in.)
O. Renard Goltra Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Moyo Okediji, “Art of the Yoruba,”African Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Studies 23, 2 (1997): 171-2, cat. 27 (ill.).
Kathleen Bickford Berzock, “African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” African Arts 32 (Winter 1999): 35 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Apr. 11–Aug. 6, 1996.
Unknown owner, Iwo, Nigeria [research in curatorial file, Textiles Department]. Eric Robertson, Robertson African Arts, New York, by 1995 [Invoice, item 9508, Nov. 20, 1995, copy in curatorial file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995.
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