Alara, Indigo Marriage Cloth

$2,354.40

Rare style of two panel marriage cloth from the north eastern Yoruba town of Esie, whose people belong to the ancient kingdom of Igbomina.

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Description

NW467 – Rare style of two panel marriage cloth from the north eastern Yoruba town of Esie, whose people belong to the ancient kingdom of Igbomina. Called “alara” which means “wonderful”, this was the most prestigious and rarest of a series of five marriage cloths which a woman might weave for her daughter, and was used only in the most wealthy and important families. Hand spun local indigo dyed cotton is used throughout. Dates from circa 1930-50 and is in excellent condition.

Measurements: 77ins x 56ins, 195cm x 143cm.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)


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