- Museum number
Adire cloth; garment in two panels. Indigo resist-dyed on imported cotton damask; machine-sewn together at seams. Machine-sewn hems at both ends.
- Production date
- 1960-1970 (circa)
Length: 218 centimetres
Width: 115 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is untypical of Nigerian adire cloths. It was acquired by John Gillow from Peggy Harper, a South African who had emigrated to Nigeria in the early 1960s, and this cloth must date from around that time. It is hand-drawn on two sheets of imported European damask, and was then indigo-dyed. The 'A' in the margin is the mark of the designer, and was put on so that it was clear to whom the cloth should be returned after it had been sent away to be dyed.
This cloth is reproduced in B.Sentance & J.Gillow, 'World Textiles', 1999, p.121.
- Not on display
- Fiar; damage to supplementary patterns. Silk damaged in places.
- Acquisition date
- 28 Nov 2018
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor from African textile dealer John Gillow in July 2004.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: I.D3 (Griffiths-Rudoe collection number)