Sarakole Indigo Wrapper, Senegal

$496.13

Stitch resist patterned indigo strip weave woman’s  wrapper cloth from the Sarakole or Soninke people of Senegal.

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Description

FR598 – Stitch resist patterned indigo strip weave woman’s  wrapper cloth from the Sarakole or Soninke people of Senegal, who were once famous throughout francophone West Africa for the quality of their indigo dyeing. Quite lightweight cloth woven from industrial cotton, probably dating from between about 1930 and 1950. These cloths were given to  a young woman to wear at her wedding, and subsequently, as in the vintage postcard shown, for more general use. They are quite hard to  collect and should not be confused with much more recent and readily available Dogon cloths from Mali. In very good condition.

Measurements:  77 inches x  48 , 197 cm x 122

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.)


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