Jukun Women’s Cloth

£1,250.00

AS650 – Interesting and rare mid twentieth century woman’s wrapper cloth from the Jukun people of the Benue River valley in Taraba State, eastern Nigeria.

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Description

Interesting and rare mid twentieth century woman’s wrapper cloth from the Jukun people of the Benue River valley in Taraba State, eastern Nigeria.  White hand spun cotton background with extensive supplementary weft float patterning in a mix of black industrial cotton and dark blue indigo dyed hand spun cotton thread. Across the central strip of the cloth is a long band of continuous float patterning that switches between different motifs at intervals. This is crossed by rows of smaller weft float motifs aligned down the other strips to create bands of patterning. A single narrower strip at the top edge is for securing the cloth at the wearer’s waist. According to Venic Lamb the Jukun name for cloths with this type of continuous weft float patterning was kyadze.  In excellent condition. Collected near Wukari, the traditional capital of the Jukun people, about 20 years ago.

Measurement: 65 inches x 35 ins, 165 cm x 89cm.

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.)