Rare ikat variant Aso Oke shawl


Rare and early ikat variant type Aso oke shawl.

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AS601 – rare and early ikat variant type where a lovely subtle effect is achieved by resist dyeing individual hand spun cotton warp threads partially with indigo and spacing these among plain white warps to create a speckled effect. I have collected around 10 to 20 examples using this technique over the past twenty years. Here it is combined with warp stripes in a soft pink silk. As is often the case with highly valued early Yoruba heirloom cloths this piece has been repaired over the years and reworked to meet a change in tastes by the later addition of two solid magenta strips sewn on by machine stitching, although these strips are also earlier. Original cloth dates to around 1900. In repaired but acceptable condition – price reflects alterations.

Measurement: 75 ins x 39, 190 cm x 100.

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