AS606 – Fine 1950s Yoruba aso oke woman’s wrapper cloth woven from a mix of hand spun and industrial cotton, with a design of wine red and yellow warp stripes crossed by narrow red weft stripes and rows of ‘false openwork’ – where the weaver inserts a wire “comb” in the warp threads and weaves the weft around them rather than the more time consuming process of woven openwork. 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: 77 inches x 50 ins, 197cm x 128cm.
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