Wild silk and indigo Aso oke

£675.00

Rare early C20th Yoruba aso oke woman’s wrapper cloth woven from a mix of wild silk warp, hand spun cotton weft, with a design of paired narrow weft stripes in indigo dyed cotton alternating with rows of openwork.

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Description

AS616 – Rare early C20th Yoruba aso oke woman’s wrapper cloth woven from a mix of wild silk warp, hand spun cotton weft, with a design of paired narrow weft stripes in indigo dyed cotton alternating with rows of openwork.   The hand spun thread gives a pleasing slubby texture. Beige cloths of this type were called “sanyan” by the Yoruba and continued an earlier tradition of naturally beige wild silk cloths that were high status garments for prestige ceremonials. Dates from around 1900-1920.

Measurement: 81 inches x 51 ins, 206 cm x 130 cm.

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.)