Traditional weaving continues to evolve with new materials, colors and patrons. Ewe weaver Bobbo Ahiagble combined weaving demonstration tours abroad with life as a master weaver and teacher in Ghana. His works find both local and foreign clients.
Bobbo was in residence at the Museum of African Art in 1975, and continued to visit to give workshops, so it's possible this was made while in residence, or brought with him from Ghana.
Cotton wrapper composed of fifteen strips in multicolor stripes and checks, some heather and some plain.
Exhibition History : African Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2013–August 12, 2019 (installed October 20, 2016 to August 12, 2019)
Object number : 78-17-2
Type : Costume and Textile
See more items in : National Museum of African Art Collection
Credit Line : Museum purchase
Geography : Ghana
Restrictions & Rights : Usage conditions apply
Medium : Cotton
Dimensions : H x W: 136.5 x 222.9 cm (53 3/4 x 87 3/4 in.)
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