Cloth of the Great

Akan, African
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About the Artwork

Cloth of the Great

mid-20th century

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African

Akan

Wool and silk threads

Overall: 128 1/2 × 80 3/4 inches (3 m 26.4 cm × 205.1 cm)

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African Art

Gift of Dr. Nii O. Quarcoopome

2002.192

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Dr. Nii O. Quarcoopome (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA)

2003-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Quarcoopome, Nii. “Akan Ceremonial Cloths, Costumes, and Flags,” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1/4 (2017): p. 63 (fig. 3.14).

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Credit Line for Reproduction

Akan, African, Cloth of the Great, mid-20th century, wool and silk threads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. Nii O. Quarcoopome, 2002.192.

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