This textile was made in England for export to the African market. It illustrates how European manufacturers recomposed and reinterpreted patterns and motifs found across the African continent, often disconnected from their cultural significance.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Elizabeth Riefstahl.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 110.2 x 121.9 cm (43 3/8 x 48 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile (England); cotton; H x W: 110.2 x 121.9 cm (43 3/8 x 48 in.); Gift of Elizabeth Riefstahl; 1953-90-12
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Duro Olowu Selects.