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Adinkra Wrapper (Ghana), 1960s

This is a Adinkra wrapper. It is dated 1960s and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand-loomed plain weave, printed with carved stamps (adinkra), pieced and embroidered. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 342.9 × 226.1 cm (11 ft. 3 in. × 7 ft. 5 in.)

Cite this object as

Adinkra Wrapper (Ghana), 1960s; cotton; H x W: 342.9 × 226.1 cm (11 ft. 3 in. × 7 ft. 5 in.); 1969-7-1

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