ASO OKE CLOTH - SAND AND MAROON STRIPE - 100% SILK SHOP
ASO OKE CLOTH - SAND AND MAROON STRIPE - 100% SILK SHOP
ASO OKE CLOTH - SAND AND MAROON STRIPE - 100% SILK SHOP

ASO OKE CLOTH - SAND AND MAROON STRIPE

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$280 CAD
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$280 CAD
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Floating cotton threads link the rows of holes along the burgundy and sand strips of this Yoruba aso oke cloth. The surface threads are the product of a particularly slow and laborious hand weaving technique and are intended to be on the front of the cloth as a decorative effect. Dates from circa 1960.

Measures 50.5" x 71"

Each textile is a completely one of a kind piece. They are hand woven with care and expert technique from artisans new and old. Minor irregularities, mild discolouration, or imperfections are to be expected due to the hand made nature of each piece, and we embrace these minor differences when they appear as part of the unique beauty that makes each woven work something irreplaceable.

We find a variety of uses for the hand woven textiles in our daily lives. The same piece we might display hanging on a wall or a dowel as a work of art, we would take down to let our babies play upon. A piece might live draped over a bed or on a living room chair for decoration, or we may wrap ourselves in it to protect us from sun or keep us dry. There is no wrong answer. We hope you find ways to incorporate these beautiful, colourful pieces into your life in whichever way works best for you.