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"Cloth of the great" (akunitan), 1957-1966
Opanin Kwame Anane

Bonwire, Ghana; Akan
Wool, rayon thread, H: 75 1/2 in, W: 115 1/2 in
Purchase 2005 Membership Endowment Fund  2005.2
Not On View
Provenance: According to the vendor, this textile was made around 1948 for the vendor's great-grandfather, Nana Kofi Kyei (then Chief of Bonwire) by Opanin Kwame Anane.
Exhibition History:
"Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (October 19, 2005 - January 22, 2006); Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York (April 2 - May 28, 2006); Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (December 17, 2006 - February 18, 2007); Memphis Brooks Musum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee (March 19, 2007 - May 20, 2007)

Keywords: Wrapper, Textile