Yoruba kijiipa #1


NW625 –  Hand spun cotton striped woman’s wrapper cloth, kijiipa.

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Another obscure variety of Yoruba indigo textile, this style of cloth was woven in two wide panels by women using the upright single heddle loom. A good early C20th example like this will have the central seam and hems stitched by hand. These thick cloths were once everyday wear as women’s wrappers but by the mid twentieth century even in rural areas were reserved for special occasions. These thick handspun cotton cloths were called kijiipa, aso ofi (loom cloth), or in some areas Aso ponpon which just meant”strong cloth.” For lovers of indigo textiles they have a restrained beauty. In excellent condition. Dates from circa 1920-1950.

Measurements 77 inches X 55, 195 cm X 151.

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