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Africa | Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; starch resist indigo dyed | ca. 1960s.

The Adire Eleko textiles of the Yoruba were created by applying a resist paste of cassava flour to the cloth with a sharpened quill.

Africa | Vintage Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria

Today we have updated the selection of vintage adire cloths from the Yoruba speaking region of Nigeria on our website.

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Detail from an adire eleko cloth in the Ibadan dun pattern. Ibadan, Nigeria. 1960s | ©Victoria and Albert Museum

Detail from an adire eleko cloth in the Ibadan dun pattern. ©Victoria and Albert Museum.

Africa | Adire Eleko; Cotton damask fabric cassava starch resist dyed with natural indigo | Artist: Gasali Adeyemo ~ Yoruba people, Nigeria | Partial view shown

Cotton damask fabric cassava starch resist dyed with natural indigo ( x Partial view shown.

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Detail from an Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; indigo dye | ca. 2000  || Partial view

Africa | Detail from an Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; indigo dye | ca. 2000 || Partial view

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Wrapper (adire eleko) from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. | 'Olokun' Design | Cotton; hand painted startch resist and indigo dyed | ca. 1950 - 1966 || Partial view

Africa | Wrapper (adire eleko) from the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. | 'Olokun' Design | Cotton; hand painted startch resist and indigo dyed | ca. 1950 - 1966 || Partial view

Fantastic:  Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ori kinium ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Fantastic: Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ori kinium ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970 | Cotton; stencil resist indigo dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1968 - 1971 | Cotton; stencil resist and indigo tie-dyed

Africa | Woman's wrapper ~ adire ~ from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1968 - 1971 | Cotton; stencil resist and indigo tie-dyed

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