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Adire cloth: woman's: 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 dyeing the textile indigo. The textile is called Eyepe or 'all the birds are here' literally 'birds are complete'. The textile is divided into 56 regular oblongs in rows of eight each filled with one of 4 different designs. The designs on each half of the textile have not been lined up. The designs center around birds, mammals and reptiles. The hems are machine sewn and signed by the producer.
Length: 191 centimetres
Width: 173 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of the collection made by Jane Barbour of Adire, indigo resist-dyed cloths, made by the Yoruba in Nigeria (see Af1971,35.1).
Eyepe - ‘all the birds are here’ (literally ‘birds are complete’). Purchased in Oje market, Ibadan, May 1971. The squares represent assorted birds and reptiles.
- Not on display
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- Purchased by the vendor in May 1971.
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