Yoruba Adire Eleko Indigo Textile

c. 1950
$688 USD
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W: 77.0" H: 66.0"
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A array of intricate patterns covers this beautiful indigo textile by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Hand-dyed by women, this style of indigo cloth is known as adire eleko and is created by applying cassava starch to white cotton in fine lines using a feather. When the starch has dried, the cloth is dipped in indigo dye, yielding decorative designs of light blue against a dark indigo background. An exuberant display of pattern, this textile is a delightful example of a traditional craft.

Wear consistent with age and use. Textile exhibits minor stains and discoloration.

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