strange woven tapestry with made holes

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  1. billyd3us

    billyd3us relax buddy, it's all good

    This is one of the strangest tapestries I have even seen . Has handwoven holes, different woven types etc. It measures 62" x 68" and ends folded over and sewn .

    Anyone know anything about this ?

    Thank You

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks cotton...& sewn like a sheet or table cover..?
     
  3. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    Maybe the holes are so cords could be woven through them to enable it to be easily gathered for some reason?
     
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  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm having trouble seeing what I'm seeing... are these two separate types of strips sewn together? (see below)

    And on the back of white strip (below with the yellow squiggles)... I'm not seeing any needlework -- is it a double layer of fabric?

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  5. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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  7. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm thinking Nigerian (specifically Yoruban), but I may be overly influence by just a couple of samples with some pattern similarities... not really an area I know.

    Of course, if it's not really strips, back to the drawing board. :hilarious:

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  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm staying with my original, the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The proper search term seems to be OJAWU ASO-OKE. Aso-oke is the general term for the Yoruba hand woven cloth and Ojawu (O'jawu) seems to be the specification for the cloth with the woven holes.

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  9. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    (Just realized that @2manybooks second image is Yoruba and has the holes... I had missed that... :bucktooth::p )

    I am usually as dense as the order would suggest. :hilarious:
     
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  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Let’s call it “Independently Confirmed” :)
     
  11. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Oh yes, let's. :cat:
     
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  12. billyd3us

    billyd3us relax buddy, it's all good

    Very good Jivvy, Thanks for confirming
     
  13. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Join the club. :)
    You did a better job of filling in the details. I wanted to go to sleep. :yawn:
     
  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Interesting. I've been trying to find a picture online demonstrating how the holes in the fabric would be used to make the garment. Has anybody found one of those?
     
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  15. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but :

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  16. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    So maybe the holes are for ventilation in clothing worn in a hot climate? (Apologies if this was already said and I missed it!)
     
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  17. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I suspect the holes are simply a decorative style, rather than serving any particular function.
     
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  18. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Agreed.
     
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  19. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    Could be, though it seems to me that often the original reason why a trend or style came about becomes lost.
     
  20. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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