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1940

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Bogolanfini Woman's Wrapper (Mali), mid-20th century

This is a Bogolanfini woman's wrapper. It is dated mid-20th century and we acquired it in 2000. Its medium is hand-spun cotton and its technique is hand-loomed plain weave, patterned with hand drawn mud dyeing (mud cloth). It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from The Grodzins Fund for Textile Acquisition.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 161.3 × 94 cm (5 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 37 in.)

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Bogolanfini Woman's Wrapper (Mali), mid-20th century; hand-spun cotton; H x W: 161.3 × 94 cm (5 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 37 in.); Museum purchase from The Grodzins Fund for Textile Acquisition; 2000-22-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.

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