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Vintage African Grey and Blue Stripes Yoruba Reversible Artisanal Cloth

$425

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Vintage Yoruba and Baulé warp Ikat artisanal cloth. West Africa vintage Yoruba and Baulé warp ikat. In shades of tan dark and light blue. Ikat is the process whereby threads are tie-dyed before weaving takes place. When the cloth is woven, any section of the cloth where the threads have been previously ikat-dyed will have a rather frayed pattern in the color of the undyed thread against the dyed ground. The ikat process can be applied to warp or weft or both. It is only warp ikat, though, that is used, albeit sparingly, in West Africa. There are no records of African weft, double or compound ikat, but both the Baulé of the Ivory Coast and the Yoruba use warp-ikat details in some of their stripweaves. One of these Baulé cloths was found as a backing for a Central Asia ikat - evidence of the trade that co-exists with the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Abridged from: African Textiles, Color and Creativity Across a Continent by J. Gillow These throws/cloth are ideal for the back of a sofa, the arm of a chair, the back of a wing chair, at the foot of the bed. And to layer with other textiles to create your inner boho-chic look. Size: 48"W x 64"H

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 64 in. (162.56 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Tribal (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Oakland Park, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0044111stDibs: LU946313690201

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    Ships From: Oakland Park, FL
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Located in Oakland Park, FL

Founded in 2012 by the Black Ecuadorian-American interior designer Oskar L.Torres, this Ft. Lauderdale–based seller is the leading source of antique and vintage textiles for many of the world’s top stylists and interior and set designers, as well as architects. Its collection spans continents, centuries and styles, with a focus on rich...

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