Esther Fitzgerald
Rare Textiles

28 Church Row
London NW3 6UP   
T:+44 (0)20 7431 3076 
email - secondary email address
   
Home
Islamic
African
European
Floral
Modernist
Textiles under £400
Rare Objects
Contact
Site Index
African Textiles
Click image to enlarge textiles
     
 
Very fine strip woven cotton with silk inlays
Woman's wrapper from the Ewe people of Ghana
Early 20th century
Measurements 72 inches.x 41 inches. - 1 metre 80 x 1 metre 5cm's
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
Cotton strip woven wrapper made by Ewe people of Ghana
24 narrow strips wide.
Mid 20th century
Measurements: 72 inches by 90 inches or 183 cm's x 230 cm's
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
Large mounted panel, highly prized, tye dyed woven raffia.
Dida peolple of the Ivory Coast
Early 20 th century
Measurements: 66 x 43 ins or 168 x 110 cm's
 
Ivory Coast
 
     
     
 

A fragment of finely woven cotton.
Strip woven indigo dyed
Sierra Leone
Late 19th early 20th century
Measurements: 30 x 28 ins or 76 x 72 cm's
 
Sierra Leone
 
     
     
 
Woman's wrapper
Strip woven cotton
Ewe people. Ghana
Circa 1940's
Measurements: 177 cm's by 105 cm's 12 strips.
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
A very rare and old man's wrapper from the Ewe people of Ghana .
22 strips wide measuring 6 ft x 10 ft. 
A very fine basket weave within the strip. I have handled lots of Ewe cloths but this is the first of this type I have known. 
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
A very rare and old man's wrapper from the Ewe people of Ghana .(detail)
22 strips wide measuring 6 ft x 10 ft. 
A very fine basket weave within the strip. I have handled lots of Ewe cloths but this is the first of this type I have known. 
 
Ghana (Detai_l
 
     
     
 
Bolster cover
Geometric self coloured silk embroidery on cotton
Fez , Morocco
Mid 19th century
Measurements : 42 cm's x 122 cm's
 
Morocco Fez
 
     
     
 
Indigo cotton strip woven cloth
Ivory coast mid 20 th century
Measurements: 120 cm's. X 140 cm's
 
Ivory Coast
 
     
     
 
Narrow cotton strip indigo ndop cloth
Bamileki people. Cameroon
Mid 20 th century
Measurements: 127 cm's x 204 cm's
 
Cameroon
 
     
     
 
Cotton Strip woven indigo cloth
Ivory Coast mid 20th century
Measurements:: 120 cm's x 160 cm's
 
Ivory Coast
 
     
     
 
Hand woven narrow strip indigo Ndop cloth
Baminikiki people , Grasslands of Cameroon.
Mid 20th century
Measurements:: 140 cm's x 180 cm's
 
Cameroon
 
     
     
 
Strip woven hand spun cotton wrapper
From the Ewe people of Ghana
First half of 20 th century.
Measurements: 140 cm's x 245 cm's
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
Nigeria
Silk wrapper Woven from indigenous silk,
circa 1940
Measurements: 1500 cm's x 190cm's
 
Nigeria
 
     
     
 
Nigerian Riding Tunic
Indigo cotton strips fashioned into a man's riding garment,
mid 20th century, West Africa
 
Nigeria
 
     
     
 
Cotton strip weaving
Woven in 10 strips from the ewe people
Ghana early 20th century
 
Ghana
 
     
     
 
A fragment of a Kuba rafia applique skirt Zaire
late 20th century.
Measurements:60 cm's x 220cm's
 
Zaire
 
     
     
 
Tye dyed and woven raffia Kercheif
Dida people of the Ivory Coast.
Early 20th century
Measurements:39 cms x 46cms
 
Ivory Coast
 
     
     
 
Dida Skirt Tye dyed and woven in raffia.
woven in continuous circle with no seam.
Dida People of The Ivory Coast
Measurements:length. 60cms - circumference 60cms
 
Ivory Coast
 
     
     
 
Dida Skirt Tye dyed and woven in raffia.
woven in continuous circle with no seam.
Dida People of The Ivory Coast
Measurements: length 98cms - circumference 80cms
 
Ivory Coast
 
A womans appliqued raffia skirt
Date:mid 20 cent.
purchased in 1968. Booshong Kuba people, Congo Measurements: 520 cm's x 55cm's
Nigeria
Stock No 2916
Cotton strip woven cloth with 14 strips
Ewe people Ghana
Mid 20th century
Measurements: 45 x 75 inches.114 cms x 190cms
Ghana
IStock No 2917
Womens wrapper Indigo
Cotton Strip weave Ewe people Ghana
mid 20th century
Ghana

Women's wrap Cotton Strip Woven
Ewe people Ghana 1950 (detail) -
Measurements:198 cm x 126 cm

Ghana
Women's wrap Cotton Strip Woven
Ewe people Ghana 1950 (detail)
Measurements: 222 cm x 111 cm
Ghana
Women's wrap Cotton Strip Woven
Ewe people Ghana 1950 (detail)
Measurements: 170 cm x 103 cm
Ghana
A Fulani or Dogon cotton blanket with checkerboard format. Hand spun cotton with many shades of indigo.
These blankets were worn as a mark of high rank by senior men. Similar blankets have been woven in the region for hundreds of years.
Measurements: 70 in x 40 in
Dogon
Womans veil or head scarf Wool painted with henna
Ida ou Nadif peoples,
Berber Central atlas mountains Circa 1900-1950 Measurements: 46 in x 47 in
Similar piece published: The Fabric of Moroccan Life by Paydar and Grammet published by Indianapolis Museum of Art pg 272 asc no 1998.29.
Berber, Moroccan
Wrapper Indigo and white Strip woven cotton man's cloth
Ewe People Ghana Mid 20th cent.
Measurements: 118 in x 62 in
Ewe, Ghana
Wrapper Multi coloured with blue base Strip woven cotton man's cloth
Ewe People Mid 20th cent
Measurement :114 in x 48 in
Ewe, Ghana
Wrapper Idigo and white Strip woven Woman's cloth
Mid 20th century
Ewe, Ghana
Mans Wrapper
A rare and early strip woven cotton Cloth from the
Ewe People Ghana Circa 1890s
Approx. 108 in x 54 in
Ewe, Ghana
Ewe Stripwoven woman's cloth
Ewe people, Ghana, c.1940s
strip woven cotton, indigo with yellow, orange and pink geometrical and figurative insets 15 strips
Measurements: 77 in x 48 in - 195cms x 122cms
Ewe, Ghana
Appliqued raffia panels
Date:1940 Booshong Kuba people, Congo
Measurements: 200 in x 32 in - 528cm x 82 cm
Congo
A Woman's Overskirt (Ntshak)
Red raffia panel (extremely soft)
Date:1940 Booshong Kuba people, Congo
Measurements: 240in x 32 in - 600cm x 82 cm
Congo