Textile length: Asaasaawa print - 2006.21.13_1

2006.21.13_1

Textile length: Asaasaawa print

Maker: HW Wax
Medium:Machine-printed cotton
Geography: Ghana
Date: c. 2005
Dimensions:
370 × 115.5 cm
Object number: 2006.21.13
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible by the generous support of the ROM Reproductions Acquisitions Fund.
Not on view
DescriptionA man's cloth (worn as draped toga) requires 10-11 yards, leaving 2 yards left over that he is commonly obliged to buy. The 2 yard excess he gives to his wife. When she has 3 pieces or 6 yards she has enough to assemble to make a wearable cloth. This cloth of assembled pieces, a patchwork, is called Asaasaawa (in Tre) or Asaasaaba (in Fante). This is a true patchwork. The factories also print cloths that are in an Asaasaawa style, which incorporate multiple patterns.
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