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Collections | National Museum of African Art
Africa | Asante Wrapper. Ghana | mid to late 19th century | Imported cotton cloth and black pigment | Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adinkra cloths recently have become increasingly fashionable at social festivities and nonfunerary functions.