Fine Silk and Indigo Cotton Yoruba Robe

£2,400.00

AGB149 – Superb Yoruba agbada robe dating to around 1900, with very fine embroidery in the classic “eight knives” design on aso oke strip weave woven mainly from  magenta ‘alaari’ silk from the trans-Saharan caravan trade

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Description

Superb Yoruba agbada robe dating to around 1900, with very fine embroidery in the classic “eight knives” design on asoo oke strip weave woven mainly from  magenta ‘alaari’ silk from the trans-Saharan caravan trade with narrow white warp stripes, and a hand spun indigo dyed cotton weft. The strips used for the body of the robe are folded in half length-ways, giving added weight and thickness. Dates from circa late C19th. In excellent condition.

Measurements: 104 ins x 50, 264cm x 127cm.

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.)