Yoruba Aso Oke Imitation

£340.00

NW594 – Two panel Yoruba woman’s wrapper cloth from Nigeria, woven by a lady using the upright single headle women’s loom but with a design echoing that of a strip weave aso oke cloth.

ON HOLD: This cloth is currently on loan for a forthcoming short exhibition in Paris. It should be available from mid September 2021. Please email me if interested.

 

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Description

Two panel Yoruba woman’s wrapper cloth from Nigeria, woven by a lady using the upright single headle women’s loom but with a design echoing that of a strip weave aso oke cloth. Since at least the mid nineteenth century men using the strip weave loom and women weavers on the upright loom have competed for the same market and attempted to mimic each others cloths. This piece dates from around 1950 and has artificial silk float patterning on a cotton ground. Condition is excellent.

Measures 79 inches x 52, 200 cm x 132.

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.)