Beige and Maroon Yoruba


AS782 – Attractive 1950s or 1960s Yoruba woman’s wrapper cloth with hand stitched seams.

1 in stock


A narrow green warp stripe separates broad bands of wine red and beige. Another particularly fine example of a style of 1960s Yoruba woman’s wrapper cloth with rows of very small woven holes that are linked down the strips by floating threads, a characteristically Yoruba technique called “eleya.” Hand spun cotton in narrow stripes that alternate between white and indigo dyed blue in the weft gives a soft slubby texture. Unusually for this style and period the sewing together of the strips and the hemming is hand stitched, making the back face particularly neat and suitable for use as well.

In excellent condition. Measurements 80 inches x 53, 203cm x 136.

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.)