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Adire cloth: 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.
Length: 40 centimetres (folded)
Width: 25 centimetres (folded)
- 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).
Oniriran. Purchased by Jane Barbour in June 1971 at Oki-Seni compound, Ibadan. “This is still as it was sold – obviously highly starched after being prepared.”
JP: "After giving the name of the cloth, the vendor notes “made with raffia”, but it is not clear if this applies to the method of manufacture, or is the meaning of the name given to the cloth – if the latter I have been unable to check it in Abraham."
- 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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