Cotton, eight narrow strips of plain weave; pieced; resist painted and printed
125.7 × 102.9 cm (49 1/2 × 40 1/2 in.)
Approximate strip width: 12.7 cm (5 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Textile Society
Extended information about this artwork
Kathleen Bickford and Cherise Smith, “Art of the Western Sudan” in African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 23, 2 (1997): 116, cat. 16 (ill.)
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Africa, Oceania, and Americas, Oct. 5, 1993– Jan. 6, 1994.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Twenty Years of Textile Society Collecting (1978–1998), Dec. 20, 1997–Mar. 22, 1998.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Fabricating Fashion, Aug. 20, 2022–Jan. 2, 2023, no. cat.
Commissioned by Sarah Brett-Smith, Mali, and Highland Park, NJ, July 1988 [according to personal communication from S. Brett-Smith, textile was commissioned through Fatmata Traorde, Mali; invoice #1989-1, Apr. 19, 1989; incoming permanent receipt RX17928, Aug. 24, 1989; copies in curatorial object file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1989.
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