Bullom people, bedding blanket. Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone. Collection Detail | Textile Museum of Canada Collection and Exhibitions

Bullom people, bedding blanket. Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone. Collection Detail | Textile Museum of Canada Collection and Exhibitions

Africa | Woman's Wrapyper from the Ivory Coast | Cotton, supplementary weaving | Collected between 1919 and 1930

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.

Inca Textile. Lima Region, Peru. 1400s.

Inca Textile. Lima Region, Peru. 1400s.

Africa | Blanket from the Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | Cotton | 20th century

Prestige display cloth, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early Textile Museum, Ontario.

Gunta Stölzl , German Bauhaus textile artist

Gunta Stölzl , German Bauhaus textile artist

Africa | Wrapper ~ aso oke ~ from the Yoruba people of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria | ca. 1900 - 1930 | Rayon, cotton.

Aso Oke, rayon/cotton wrapper - Yoruba people of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, c.

Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early C20th. William Itter Collection, USA.

Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early William Itter Collection, USA.

Distorted stripes...  Africa | blanket from the Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | ca. 20th century | Cotton; Strip woven; weft-faced; supplementary weft; hand-sewn

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 | 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.

Africa | Wrapper ~ gara cloth ~ from Sierra Leone | ca. 1977 | Cotton; Damask, Tie-dyed.

Africa | Prestige cloth ~ kpokpo ~ from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Early 20th century | Strip woven cotton; this Kpokpo is composed of strips over 13 feet long.

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 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 C20th. William Itter Collection, USA.

Detail: Display cloth/hanging, Mende or Vai peoples, Sierra Leone, early William Itter Collection, USA.

Pre-Columbian Inca Textile Peru circa: 1500. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk author of \Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu\ short stories and folk tales that involve the meaning in people's lives of Peruvian Inca weavings today.

Pre-Columbian Inca Woven Textile, Peru, c.

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.

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.

African chieftan blanket, 19th century. Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Cotton, wool. Beautiful, authentic colors

Cotton and wool African chieftan blanket, century, Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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