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Prestige Cloth (Aṣọ-òkè)

19th century

Hand-spun and imported industrial cotton and silk (alaari)

172 × 109 cm (67 11/16 × 42 15/16 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2019.53.1
Geography: 
Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Purchased by Duncan Clarke in 2018 in Ondo, Nigeria, from a noble family; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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