Fine early mixed strip Yoruba

£2,400.00

AS643 – Superb and rare mixed strip aso oke strip weave woman’s wrapper cloth, iborun, from the Yoruba speaking region of Nigeria with six different strip patterns.

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Description

Superb and rare mixed strip aso oke strip weave woman’s wrapper cloth, iborun, from the Yoruba speaking region of Nigeria with six different strip patterns. Cloths that combined a number of different patterns could be called “oruko pe”, meaning “the names are complete”, although in reality there were a lot more different named strip patterns at the time. Woven from magenta silk from the trans-Saharan caravan trade, local hand spun indigo dyed cotton and imported industrial cotton around 1900-1910, this beautiful cloth has a slightly shiny patina in the photo lights stiff feel from a recent washing and re-starching prior to sale back in Nigeria but has a soft feel. In excellent complete  condition – retains original  very fine hand stitching.

Measurement: 77 ins x 49, 195 cm x 126.

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.)