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Kente Wrapper

A work made of silk and rayon, twenty-four narrow woven strips with bands of warp-stripe plain weave, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and weft-faced plain weave; joined; main warp fringe.

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  • A work made of silk and rayon, twenty-four narrow woven strips with bands of warp-stripe plain weave, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and weft-faced plain weave; joined; main warp fringe.

Date:

1900/25

Artist:

Asante
Ghana

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Asante

Title

Kente Wrapper

Place

Ghana (Object found in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1900–1925

Medium

Silk and rayon, twenty-four narrow woven strips with bands of warp-stripe plain weave, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts, warp-stripe plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and weft-faced plain weave; joined; main warp fringe

Dimensions

321.2 × 199.6 cm (126 3/8 × 78 5/8 in.); Approximate strip: W.: 8.3 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg

Reference Number

1985.756

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