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Africa | Adire Eleko from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Circa 1960. Cotton

This adire eleko was made in Nigeria Yoruba artists make them by applying a resist-paste of cassava flour to the cloth with a sharpened quill.

Africa | Adire textile | Yoruba people of Nigeria | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Adire textile | Yoruba people of Nigeria | © Tim Hamill

Adire Eleko. Yoruba. Nigeria, circa 1960. Cotton.

Detail, Adire Eleko textile from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Cotton, resist-paste of cassava flour. via Sarajo

Africa | Vintage Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria...this would be cool embellishing for the blue jean quilt

The people of Nigeria often used this Adire cloth. Adire cloth was a patterned cloth that was made by using resist-dye techniques. It was similar to wax and often a starch resistance technique was used in the creation.

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Adire Eleko cloth by the Yoruba people, Nigeria. Cotton fabric, cassava starch resist-dyed with natural indigo dye

Africa | Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1950s | Cotton; indigo resist

Design created through tied- and stitched-resist patterning methods, in white on a deep blue ground.

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

Africa | Details from an  Indigo Resist-dye Adire Eleko Cloth from the Yoruba people, Nigeria | c.1970 | Striped cotton damask fabric, cassava resist-dyed with natural indigo.

Yoruba people, Nigeria, Striped cotton damask fabric, cassava resist-dyed with natural indigo.

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Title: Ndop Textile Bamileke, Bamum, Bamenda, Africa Country of Origin: Cameroon Materials: cotton, dyes Approximate Age: early to mid century

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