Yoruba heirloom aso oke


Heirloom  Yoruba aso oke woman’s shawl cloth woven around 1900 or earlier.

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AS753 – Passed down from mother to daughter over the generations this rare Yoruba aso oke woman’s shawl cloth was woven around 1900 or earlier in the classic style that alternates plainer warp striped strips with strips of weft float motifs on a blue and white check ground. Cloths in this general style were woven from the nineteenth century through to the 1960s but with careful attention to details of style and materials examples can be dated with some confidence. This beautiful cloth has clear well woven motifs representing the Koran writing board and “tail of a hawk”, in magenta trade silk from the Saharan routes between  warp striped strips woven from both local handspun cotton and alaari silk.  In very good condition, a number of joins in the warp striped strips,.

Measurement: 69 ins x 38, 175 cm x 97.

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