Adire textile: womans: composed of two even lengths of machine plain woven European cotton machine sewn together. The textile is decorated using the starch resist method. The producer has applied the starch by hand before dying the textile indigo. The textile has been divided into a 52 piece grid decorated with 20 different patterns including representations of animals and flowers and decorative patterns. One pattern is repeated four times, and five repeated twice. 15 of these patterns are the same as those on AF1971, 35. 15. This textile has the Mapo Hall design composing of four spoons meaning that it is an average quality Adire cloth. The hem is machine sewn. The signiture of the producer can be found on the back of the textile on each hem.
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