Timbuktu antique Akilla brocade fragment
Akilla is a Berber derived word for a decorative woven fabric used to separate parts of a tent . This large fragment being the decorative section middle section and thus comprises about a third of the original length with the complete width. The weaving comprises of six individual joined strip pieces in wool with cotton highlights for white.
Size: 203 x 155 / 6ft 8in x 5ft
Date: Circa 1900
Condition: The large fragment is generally in good order and the ends are ' stopped ' to prevent fraying. There are small areas of wear caused by friction.