Cotton, strips of warp-resist dyed striped plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; embroidered with silk in open chain stitches; faced with cotton, warp-faced stripe plain weave and plain weave
125.1 × 362.8 cm (49 1/4 × 103 1/2 in.)
Maurice D. Galleher Endowment
Extended information about this artwork
Christies South Kensington, March 21, 1983, sale no. 2103, lot 206, pl.9.
Sphinx Galleries Catalogue
Constantine Petridis, ed., The Language of Beauty in African Art, ex. cat. (Yale University Press, 2022), cat. no. 126, p. 179 (ill.).
New York, N.Y., The Center for African Art, Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, Sep. 21, 1989-Jan. 7, 1990, cat. 241; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 10-April 1, 1990; Washington, D.C., The National Museum of African Art, May 8-Aug. 26, 1990; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Sep. 26-Dec. 9, 1990; The New Orleans Museum of Art, Jan. 11-March 24, 1991; Atlanta, Ga., The High Museum of Art, April 23-June 16, 1991; The Phoenix Art Museum, Sep. 4-Oct. 6, 1991
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of African and Amerindian Art, Gallery 141, Ordinary Made Extraordinary: African Textiles, Apr. 17–Aug. 1, 1999.
Unknown collection, London, UK, before 1925; by descent to W.W. Arnold (see note in Christies catalogue), by 1983; sold, Christies, London, UK, March 21, 1983, lot 206, to Spink Fine Art, London, UK; sold to Bud Holland (died 1994), by 1989, Chicago; sold to Dr. Jeffrey Hammer and Ms. Deborah Stokes, Chicago, by 1989; sold to Mr. Russell L. Wade, Washington, D.C., before 1990; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997.
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