Beige and Pale Blue Yoruba


Fine 1960s Yoruba aso oke woman’s wrapper cloth

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AS577 – Fine 1960s Yoruba aso oke woman’s wrapper cloth woven from a mix of hand spun and industrial cotton, with a central pale blue warp stripe and a mix of openwork and floating threads. The hand spun thread gives a pleasing slubby texture. Beige cloths of this type were called “sanyan” by the Yoruba and continued an earlier tradition of naturally beige wild silk cloths that were high status garments for prestige ceremonials.This strong thick cloth would make a great furnishing fabric for pillows/cushions or upholstery. In excellent condition.

Measurement: 85 inches x 64 ins, 217cm x 162cm.

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.)