AGB146. Beautiful early to mid C20th white hand spun cotton Yoruba agbada robe with beige wild silk embroidery, hand tailored from 4 inch width asooke strips. The large spiral on the back is especially dramatic. White cloth was particularly associated with Islamic notions of purity and suitable for wear by high ranking clerics, Muslim rulers and chiefs, and on festival days. It was called fari in Hausa and fuu in Yoruba. Although white robes were once quite common amongst the Hausa and northern Yoruba they did not survive well and we find very few examples in acceptable condition. Would make a great wall display in a contemporary interior.
Measurements: 108 inches x 50, 275 cm x 127 cm
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