Cotton, eight narrow strips of plain weave; pieced; resist painted and printed
134.6 × 95.3 cm (53 × 37 1/2 in.); Approximate strip: W.: 11.9 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Textile Society
Extended information about this artwork
Art Institute of Chicago. Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Oct. 5, 1993– Jan. 6, 1994.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, 20 Years of Textile Society Collecting (1978–1998), Dec. 20, 1997–Mar. 22, 1998.
Commissioned by Sarah Brett-Smith, Mali and Highland Park, NJ, July 1988 [according to correspondence from S. Brett-Smith, textile was commissioned through Fatmata Traorde, Mali; invoice #1989-1, Apr. 19, 1989; incoming permanent receipt RX17928, Aug. 24, 1989, copy in curatorial object file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1989.
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