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Antique African Silk Loincloth 70849 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
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Antique African Silk Loincloth 70849

Size: 1 ft 10 in x 15 ft (0.56 m x 4.57 m)
Origin: African

Beautiful Antique African Silk Loincloth Textile, Country of Origin: Africa, Circa Date: mid-19th Century – This gorgeous, earth-colored loincloth from the mid 19th century is an artifact that will be a treasured piece for any collection. The loincloth plays an important role in traditional African culture. It is a garment worn by men, and by both men and women in some tribes. The symbols and patterns on the loincloth textile have a significant meaning that tells a story or has a religious significance.

The loincloth is folded in half and worn around the waist most of the time, but when the weather or a special occasion warrants it, it is unfolded and the extra length is draped around the body and over the shoulders like a toga. The patterns and symbols can signify the rank of the wearer in the tribe. Most would have a loincloth that was for everyday use and doing the daily work and another one that was kept back for special occasions and ceremonies.

African loincloths display a wide range of patterns, geometric designs, and colors. They are found throughout Sub Saharan and Western Africa. They continue to be a part of the traditional culture of many tribes even today. Loincloths can be incredibly colorful and have complex designs that are created using a wide range of techniques. This one is rather simple by comparison, which indicates that it was probably worn on a daily basis rather than for ceremony. This makes it a special piece for a collection because it has a human connection to the wearer and was an article that received daily use.

This is a gorgeous antique textile that could be displayed in many ways around the home or office. It is a valuable antique piece of history that will make an excellent addition to an African-themed room or any room that needs a piece of tradition and pays homage to traditional global cultures.

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