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Woven Stripes

Woven Stripes

NW505 - Among the Igbomina subgroup of the Yoruba people who live to the East and south east of the city of Ilorin there were a number of di...

NW505 - Among the Igbomina subgroup of the Yoruba people who live to the East and south east of the city of Ilorin there were a number of di...

Indigo Arts Gallery | Art from Africa | Indigo Textiles from West Africa

Indigo Arts Gallery | Art from Africa | Indigo Textiles from West Africa

indigo and hemp

indigo and hemp

Sarong Solor Archipelago, Alor, Bird’s Head Peninsula, 1920–1950. Cotton, two panels, 0.58m x 1.19m (11’1″ x 3″11″). This piece has an unusual overall colour for its type with motifs that are reminiscent of ikan pari stingray.

Sarong Solor Archipelago, Alor, Bird’s Head Peninsula, 1920–1950. Cotton, two panels, 0.58m x 1.19m (11’1″ x 3″11″). This piece has an unusual overall colour for its type with motifs that are reminiscent of ikan pari stingray.

Sri  Swatch Book

Sri Swatch Book

Sri Indigo Fragments

Sri Indigo Fragments

From Sri: Midcentury Resist Dyed Indian Turban: Mothara from Rajasthan

From Sri: Midcentury Resist Dyed Indian Turban: Mothara from Rajasthan

dyes

dyes

Hakucho-ori or swan weaving, was not worn by regular folk, it was the province of well-to-do women: it was a luxury fabric which, I understand, was used to fashion a kind of outer garment.The base is indigo dyed cotton, very tightly woven; the white, fluffy streaks along the weft direction, of course, are swan down.

Hakucho-ori or swan weaving, was not worn by regular folk, it was the province of well-to-do women: it was a luxury fabric which, I understand, was used to fashion a kind of outer garment.The base is indigo dyed cotton, very tightly woven; the white, fluffy streaks along the weft direction, of course, are swan down.

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