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Adire cloth: composed of two even lengths of machine plain woven European cotton hand sewn together with raffia. The textile is decorated using the stitch-resist method. The producer has sewn the desired pattern into the textile before dyeing the textile indigo. The textile is divided into 24 regular oblongs decorated with geometric shapes many of which are still sewn onto the textile. This pattern is called ALABERE. The textile is machine hemmed.
Length: 186 centimetres
Width: 160 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).
Alabere (literally ‘the owner of a needle’ = abere). Purchased in Abeokuta, May 1971. “It was made recently and the deterioration of workmanship can be seen compared with the other alabere, Af1971,35.1."
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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