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Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; starch resist indigo dyed | ca. 1960s.

The Adire Eleko textiles of the Yoruba were created by applying a resist paste of cassava flour to the cloth with a sharpened quill.

Africa | Adire electro cotton wrapper from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria | "Coronation, Jubilee or Oloba" design; Stencil start resist and indigo dyed cotton | ca. 1950s/60s

This is Adire cloth from the a patterned cloth using resist-dye techniques. West Africa is known for their skillful use of indigo in fabrics. Adire cloth is hand painted as well as starch and stenciled starch resistant.

Africa | Detail from a Ukara cloth from the Leopard Society.  Igbo people of Nigeria | 3 plain weave panels/stitch/resist on cotton dyed with indigo | 20th century || Partial view

C Nigeria - detail from Ukara cloth from the Leopard Society, Igbo people, of three plain-weave panels, stitch-resist-on-cotton dyed with indigo.

'Ndop' resist stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke people, Cameroon ( early 20th century). via Sarajo

editionlocal com >> 'Ndop' resist stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke people, Cameroon ( early century). via Sarajo

Africa | Adire electro cotton wrapper from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria | Stencil start resist and indigo dyed cotton | ca. 1950s/60s || Partial view

::Adire electro cotton wrapper from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria

Produced by the women of south western Nigeria, Adire is the name given to Indigo dyed cloth created using a variety of resist dye techniques

ADIRE CLOTH Casava paste resist indigo-dyed cotton woman’s wrapper Nigeria Produced by the women of south western Nigeria, Adire is the name given to Indigo dyed cloth created using a variety of resist dye techniques

Adire Eleko Cloth | LACMA Collections Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century Costumes Cotton plain weave, paste-resist dyeing 80 1/2 × 71 in. (204.47 × 180.34 cm)

Adire Eleko Cloth | LACMA Collections Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, 20th century Costumes Cotton plain weave, paste-resist dyeing 80 1/2 × 71 in. (204.47 × 180.34 cm)

Indigo Arts Gallery | Art from Africa | Indigo Textiles from West Africa

Adire Eleko cloth by the Yoruba people, Nigeria. Cotton fabric, cassava starch resist-dyed with natural indigo dye

Africa | Adire alabere; Indigo dye with hand-stitched resist on cotton  | c. 1975-86

Africa | Adire alabere; Indigo dye with hand-stitched resist on cotton | c. 1975-86

Detail of indigo resist dyed cotton, Ibadan, Nigeria 1960s. Museum no. Circ.592-1965. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Detail of indigo resist dyed cotton, Ibadan, Nigeria An example of adire oniko, this cloth was considered ‘cloth of the year’ in 1964 due to its popularity.

Africa | Vintage Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria

Today we have updated the selection of vintage adire cloths from the Yoruba speaking region of Nigeria on our website.

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