Unusual blue and white


NW655 – Unusual three panel Yoruba woman’s cloth.

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Another Yoruba woman’s loom wrapper cloth woven from hand spun local cotton, but this one is quite unusual. It is thick but quite loosely woven giving a soft handle, and it is made up of three panels rather than the usual two. Alternating blue and white threads in the warp creates the barred effect within warp stripes. There is one tiny worn spot ,otherwise condition is very good. Dates from circa 1950s.
Measurements 66 1/2 inches x 46, 169 cm x 117.

Chief Adesina Adeyemi of Ijebu-Ife wearing an aso olona wrapper cloth and on his left shoulder a small itagbe cloth. A second itagbe is on his head. These cloths indicate his role as a head of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity, Photo by Lisa Aronson, Ijebu-Ife, Nigeria, 1978. T

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