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1969

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2021

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Adinkra Wrapper (Ghana), 1901–1969

This is a Adinkra wrapper. It is dated 1901–1969 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand-loomed plain weave, printed with carved stamps (adinkra), embroidered. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Calvin W. Stillman. It is credited Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 370.8 × 230 cm (12 ft. 2 in. × 7 ft. 6 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Adinkra Wrapper (Ghana), 1901–1969; cotton; H x W: 370.8 × 230 cm (12 ft. 2 in. × 7 ft. 6 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-3

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