Adire Cloth

About this object

Specific techniques

eleko (stencilled cassava paste-resist)

Physical description

Adire (indigo dyed) cloth. Composed of two pieces of cloth, which are each made of three pieces of cloth. Decorated with an indigo resist-dyed design in light blue on dark blue composed of flowers, human figures at the centre, lion faces, birds, letters, and numbers. Each side is machine-stitched with light yellow thread that curves outwards at each corner.