Nupe Man’s Cloth

£1,100.00

Bold patterned men’s wrapper cloth from the Nupe people of central Nigeria.

1 in stock

Description

NW619 – Bold patterned men’s wrapper cloth from the Nupe people of central Nigeria. Woven in three different panels by a woman weaver using a vertical loom, cotton ground with elaborate supplementary weft float motifs in multicoloured rayon. As Muslims Nupe men didn’t usually wear wrapper cloth so we don’t often see Nupe textiles this size. It was probably worn on top of a robe. Dates from around the 1960s and is in excellent condition.

Measurements 90 inches X 80, 230 cm X 203. Plus long fringes.

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.)