Indigo hand spun Dioula

£1,100.00

FR683 – Superb indigo hand spun cotton with red and white industrial cotton woman’s wrapper cloth from a Dioula weaver in northern Ivory Coast.

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Description

FR683 – Superb indigo hand spun cotton with red and white industrial cotton woman’s wrapper cloth from a Dioula weaver in northern Ivory Coast. Fine examples of the square white geometric weft float motifs that were typical of mainstream Dioula work in the first half of the twentieth century. A narrow red stripe along the lower edge was also characteristic of Dioula textiles. Hand stitched throughout and with a weft float border at each end. Dates from circa 1930- 1950. Condition is excellent. The Dioula, a Muslim people of Malian origin, played a key role in the spread of narrow strip weaving into Ivory Coast and Ghana in previous centuries but Dioula cloths of this quality are rarely found today

Measurements: 64 ins x 44 , 162cm x 113

A similar but less elaborate cloth is shown worn by the lady in the early C20th photograph.

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.)