Detail & Features
I have recently come across the most incredible selection of vintage African textiles. The colors are jaw-dropping. This beautiful piece of Aso Oke (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) fabric is from the Yoruba people from south west Nigeria, made 30+ years ago. Intricately hand-loomed primarily by men, in the most beautiful colors, with intricate details. Most Aso Oke is strip-cloth, meaning it is made of multiple strips sewn together.
This piece is made of 9 strips of a beautiful & vibrant blue striped pattern. There is approximately 5" of fringe on 20" of one side, as shown in photos #1 & #5
Fabric measures about 44" wide x 66" long.
This cloth is in good vintage condition. There are some slight dirt marks (see photos), but they could be cleaned. I have not made any attempts to wash or clean the textile. It is coming to me straight from Nigeria, untouched.
This cloth is beautifully sturdy, while not too heavy; it is thickly woven and has great heft to it. It is stronger than the multi-colored Aso Oke fabrics that I have come across.
This fabric is the large section out of a set of traditional Yoruba clothing. Traditionally, it would be worn wrapped around the lower part of the body.
How about using it as a wall hanging, beach blanket, picnic blanket, table runner, fabric for upholstery, or as is. Pillows, a skirt, curtains, shirt, bag, the possibilities are endless.
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