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Adire textile: woman's: made of plain woven European cotton. The textile is decorated with tied patterns and resist stitch patterns in alternating rectangles. The textile is indigo. Much of the raffia remains in the cloth. It has been heavily starched after dyeing and is impossible to unfold.The pattern is called ONIRIRAN. This is still as it was sold : obviously highly starched after being prepared.
Length: 40 centimetres (folded)
Width: 25 centimetres (folded)
- 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
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchsed by vendor in June 1971 at OKE-SENI compound IBADAN.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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