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Adire cloth: composed of two even lengths of machine plain woven European cotton hand machine sewn together. The textile is decorated using the stitch-resist and tie-dye method. The producer has sewn and tied the desired pattern, forming rows of letters, into the textile before dyeing the textile indigo. The textile is divided into 12 rows decorated with letters and rows. This pattern is called OLORUKO or "the owner of name(s)." The textile is machine hemmed.
Length: 178 centimetres
Width: 162.50 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).
Oloruko ‘the owner of the name(s)’. Thus referring to the rows of letters, which are said, however, not to spell anything. Purchased at Oke-Seni compound, Ibadan, in December 1970.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the vendor December 1970.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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