C19th Agbada Yoruba Robe

$3,139.20

Unique C19th Yoruba agbada robe with narrow warp stripes in red and pale blue imported thread on a dark hand spun indigo dyed cotton ground, and fine neat hand embroidery.

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Description

AGB121 – Unique C19th  Yoruba agbada robe with narrow warp stripes in red and pale blue imported thread on a dark hand spun indigo dyed cotton ground, and fine neat hand embroidery. At the time this robe was made machine spun thread was a rare luxury import that would have been a prestige addition. The lining at the interior of the neck and chest is of pale blue hand spun cotton strip weave rather than the usual trade cloth, the only time I have seen this. At the base the lining is a narrow strip of an old printed cloth. Dates from circa late C19th. In excellent condition.

Measurements: 96 ins x 48, 244cm x 122cm.

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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