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Adire textile: woman's: made of textile plain woven European cotton. Composed of 10 narrow strips of imported cotton stitched together and hemmed on a sewing machine. Each individual strip has been folded and rolled lengthwise then rapped with cotton thread then dyed using indigo. This creates the ELELO or ' the owner of tinting (coiling)' pattern. This name refers to the method of manufacture. This method creates alternating warp stripes. The item was purchased at OKE-SENI compound, IBADAN, and is said not to be made anywhere else.
Length: 195 centimetres
Width: 69.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Part of the AF1971, 35. 1- 27 collection of ADIRE (indigo resist-dyed cloths made by the ) YORUBA, NIGERIA. The cloth used today is imported white cotton. Two pieces roughly a yard (approx 92cm) wide are sewn together to make a large square cloth and the patterns are applied either by tying and stitching with strands of raffia or painting freehand or stencilling with cassava paste: either method resists the dye. Each pattern has one or more individual names (John Picton Register 1971).
For further information on Adire cloths please consult; Barbour and Simmonds, 1971. "Adire Cloth in Nigeria" Institute of African Studies University of Ibadan: Ibadan
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the vendor December 1970
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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