Cloth

Description
Acquired by colonial administrator HS Burrough between 1903 and 1926.

Julie Hudson, British Museum, 2017:
Aso olona cloth (artful cloth of many designs); Imade up of four strips each 41-42cm wide, loosely hand-sewn together. Using hand & machine-spun cotton thread. Densely worked supplementary weft float designs include stylised frogs and crocodiles, liminal creatures that can move on land and through water. Characteristically composed of three or four strips with weft float designs running acrss horizontally. Traditionally Ijebu cloths have natural white or indigo backgrounds with red, black and white weft float patterns.
Accession Loan No.
42/1960/3
Collection Class
Textiles and equipment
Common Name
cloth
Simple Name
cloth
Full Name
cloth
Production Person Surname
female
Cultural Group
Ijebu-Ode, Yoruba
Production Year High
1926
Production Parish
Ijebu
Production Town
Ijebu Ode
Production County
SW Nigeria
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
cotton
Function Name
textile
Collection Area Region
W
Collection Continent
Africa

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