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Adire: composed of a single width of machine spun machine plain woven European cotton. Five columns divided by double lines with zig-zag line and circle pattern running between each have been created using the stitch resist- dye method (raffia) with indigo. The textile is unhemmed.
Length: 170 centimetres
Width: 80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Another [like Af1953,17.09] with pattern in pale blue on indigo made by stitching with raphia.
Ọlẹ ko ri senge da (= "the lazy man can't be proud"- abbreviated to senge = 'pride)
YORUBA, S. NIGERIA.
Picton & Mack 1989:
'Detail of Yoruba adire cloth, Nigeria. Stitched and dyed, with small tied circles, a pattern called 'plantain' or 'lazy man cannot be proud.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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