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Strip Woven Textile (Aṣọ-òkè)

mid-20th century

Hand woven cotton, indigenous raw silk

73 × 35 in. (185.42 × 88.9 cm)
Gift of Yung Wang, M.Arch. 1961
2016.146.3
Geography: 
Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Purchased by donor in Lagos at Wankara market in the central commercial district of Victoria Island between 1973 and 1976, from the vendor Ms. Oshiga
Gift of Yung G. Wang to Yale University Art Gallery in 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.