Attractive early C20th aso oke

£875.00

AS630 – Beautiful early C20th aso oke shawl cloth with three different strip patterns.

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Description

AS630 – This beautiful early C20th aso oke shawl cloth looks even earlier at first glance, having the alternation of blue and white check strips with two different warp striped designs that is typical of many nineteenth century aso oke. It also has a small silk from the Saharan trade in the float motifs and in narrow warp stripes on the blue strips. However closer attention reveals that it was woven a few decades later using mainly industrial cotton, giving it a different feel to the earlier pieces. It’s possible that it was deliberately woven in an earlier style to replace a family heirloom piece that had become worn out. ┬áRetains it’s original hand sewn seams and hems and is in excellent condition.

Measurement: 74 ins x 40, 189 cm x 102.

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.)