Igarra Ikat

Fine indigo dyed hand spun cotton wrapper cloth from the town of Igarra.

SOLD – displayed for information purposes only. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in a similar cloth.


NW490 – Ikat was quite rare in West African weaving and the women weavers of the small northern Edo town of Igarra were among the few users of the technique. This indigo dyed hand spun cotton wrapper cloth is a superb example of Igarra weaving. In the photograph (1960s, photographer unknown)  showing a group of high ranking ladies in the nearby village of Somorika, the woman at the centre wears one of these ikat patterned wrappers. Dates from circa 1950s and is in excellent condition. Measurements: 73 ins x 53, 185cm x 135cm.

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.)