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Yoruba Blanket

This indigo-dyed blanket was woven by Yoruba textile artists in the early 20th century. It is strip-woven, composed of many strips of blue and white striped cloth, each woven separately on a narrow loom and then sewn together to make a single large textile.

Indigo is a very popular dye material in West Africa, and it is the most used non-industrial dye in the continent as a whole. Indigo is beloved by dyers as well as buyers because of its fastness and depth of color. A skilled dyer couldĀ produce a whole range of blue tones with the dye she made from this single plant.

Circa: early 20th century

Origin: Nigeria

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very good

Dimensions: 52" x 76"

Inventory number: TX4580

$1,600

SOLD

Call: (646) 370-6801

E-mail us: yosi@sarajo.com or grant@sarajo.com

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