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Adire textile: woman's: composed of one length of machine plain woven European cotton. The textile is decorated using the starch resist method. The producer has applied the starch by hand. The textile has been divided into 7 rows in the weft direction each with different patterns including decorative geometric patterns and representative images i.e. tortoise. The pattern is called ORE MEJE or "seven friends." The signiture of the producer can be found at the ends of the textile.
Length: 191.50 centimetres
Width: 87 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 1971 register).
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
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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