CODE#: NW305 PRICE: US$425 Measurement:75ins x 54ins, 190cm x 138cm Another superb example of ikat resist dyed decoration from the town of Igara near Okene. Like the others this was a cloth worn by married women on ceremonial occasions. It is in excellent condition and probably dates to circa 1950s-60s.
Ife, a city in Nigeria known in Yoruba mythology as "the birthplace of mankind," a place where the great tradition of Yoruba kingship was born, dates back t 500 B.C. Ife is known for its astounding artwork, which includes terracottas, bronze heads, stone sculptures and artifacts made of wood, ceramics and ivory. The suberb level of craftsmanship, using the "lost wax" method, is comparable with the finest examples of metalwork in Europe from the Classical to the Renaissance periods. The Sahelia linen collection offers nine lines, most designed in two colors. The sumptuous 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sateens come in rich and saturated colors combined with coordinated 500 thread count jacquards and embroidered details.