Bullom people, bedding blanket. Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone. Collection Detail | Textile Museum of Canada Collection and Exhibitions
Woman's wrapper from the Ivory Coast in cotton and supplementary weaving. Collected between 1919 and 1930 by Paul Pailler, a French colonial administrator. Worn below the breasts with the fringed side hanging vertically on one side.
Aso Oke, rayon/cotton wrapper - Yoruba people of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, c.
Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early William Itter Collection, USA.
sierra leone ~ indigo blanket from the sherbro people, cotton, strip woven, weft-faced, supplementary weft + hand-sewn ~
Africa | Blanket from the Mende people of Yengama, Sierra Leone | Cotton | Early 20th century
Africa | Wrapper ~ gara cloth ~ from Sierra Leone | ca. 1977 | Cotton; Damask, Tie-dyed.
Kpokpo, Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.
Detail of a C19th cloth from Sierra Leone, collected by Thomas Alldridge before 1899. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery # http://adireafricantextiles.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/sierra-leone-textilesthe-alldridge.html
Detail: Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early William Itter Collection, USA.
Pre-Columbian Inca Woven Textile, Peru, c.
FABRIC Handwoven West African fabric - from the book African Textiles by John Gillow, that showcases some of the most beautiful weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques used in textile history.