Adire are indigo resist dyed cotton cloths that were made by women throughout Yorubaland in south-western Nigeria. Resist-dyeing involves creating a pattern by treating certain parts of the fabric in some way to prevent them absorbing dye. .. – Victoria and Albert Museum

Adire “patterns, once a mode of storytelling and communication via fabrics, have been lost in the midst of globalisation” – Allyson Aina Davies, Storytelling Through Adire

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The white plain fabric being pleated for a design, National Museum of African Art

 

Indigo leaves

 

Pounding indigo leaves to release the dye
Obtaining dye from Indigo leaves

 

Squeezing and straining the leaves and dye liquid

 

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Finished designs drying in the sun at Abeokuta, National Museum of African Art

 

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Peaceful home
Peaceful home
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Celebration Talking Drum

 

 

 

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Circle of Life
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Long life
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Wealth

 

Strength
Strength
Sekere celebration
Celebration Sekere

 

Crossroads
Crossroads

 

 

 

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