Fine ikat aso oke

£875.00

Superb early C20th indigo asooke strip weave from the Yoruba region of Nigeria with a subtle ikat pattern on a background of hand spun cotton in the speckled guinea fowl or “etu” design.

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Description

AS550 – Superb early C20th indigo aso oke strip weave from the Yoruba region of Nigeria with a subtle ikat pattern on a background of hand spun cotton in the speckled guinea fowl or “etu” design. In excellent condition – retains original hand stitching. Dates from circa 1900-20. Although Yoruba aso oke weavers were one of the very few weaving groups in West Africa to use the ikat technique it remained relatively unusual, with most examples confined as here to a simple alternation of colours within a warp stripe. Nevertheless the finest examples from the C19th and early C20th had a restrained elegance and beauty.

Measurement: 78 ins x 56, 198 cm x 142.

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.)