Ladunni Lambo recently featured at the London Fashion Week. I like the fact that you can tell immediately from some of her designs what's Aso Oke. Some more modern designs of Aso Oke cannot be distinguished from machine made
Our humble organic, hand dyed, authentic Yoruba print is set to hit the Spring Summer 2018 runways in America. So Vogue Magazine and The NewYorker say....
In The New Yorker-
The New Yorker
West Africa's Most Daring Designer
The New Yorker
You read that right. 4000 years old. 2000 BC . Around the time the Pyramids were being built in Egypt, and before the kingdom of Kush arose. Tools excavated in Ile Ife have been scientifically dated to be
This annual event in Iseyin Oyo State for buyers and weavers, is a welcome development to promote the use of our indigenous Yoruba fabric amongst ourselves and to the outside world. A huge market site for Aso Oke
Photos from the so-called Ewedu and Broom republic (we like it like that, lol)
Who else loves photos from deep Yorubaland ?
Below are photos from a trip to Iseyin earlier in the year. I remember reading that our
Adire Eleko is the Yoruba indigo hand painted fabric that tells stories, commemorates event, passes messages or gives proverbs. It is unique among our other Adire Oniko designs because a cassava starch resist is used ( not raffia
There are apparently Ifa verses relating to the creation of our Hand Dyed Adire Indigo technique, Our ancestors made and wore Adire , first dyeing indigenous fabric like kijipa with indigo dye from homegrown plants, and later dyeing
It's one of the most iconic Adire patterns, the osupa (moon) or cycle of life pattern, modelled below as part of Ade Bakare's Ready to Wear collection.
The Osupa (moon) pattern or Cycle of Life pattern is created by
Obviously not a Yoruba celebration but as with so many other Western traditions, Valentine's Day is set to take a significant share of the money in our wallets in February. Who wants their love to feel left out when
I don't know if there's an English word for the feeling one gets when dressed in full Yoruba traditional attire. It goes beyond bursting with pride. There's also a sense of wellbeing, completeness, belonging, self assurance. You are
According to news reports , the Adire community in Kenta , Ogun state is calling for state government help, and these are the reasons why:
The cottage industry has largely been abandoned.
Designer Seyi Amao.
Aso Oke , handwoven on looms in Western Nigeria, beloved indigenous fabric of the Yorubas, is twisted, clipped, stitched and glued into fabulous hats
The Sissy Remi collection is made up of different types of Aso Oke
Adire Heritage Festival is on a Whistle Stop Tour of the world! See where it is launching next after the upcoming 6th August 2016 event to be held in London .
Adire, our Yoruba indigo dyed fabric is an inherited cultural
I came across this exciting article recently, regarding the Bank of Industry's endeavours to boost production of local fabrics in Yoruba land. What was interesting is that, one , I didn't know that cotton was still produced (somewhere)
Stories encoded in Ejiogbe the first of the 256 chapters of the Ifa divination oral literature credited the origin of patterned dyeing in various hues to Orunmila, the Yoruba deity of wisdom and divination and the Ifa exponent,
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. ..
Between the African history of Egyptians splendidly attired in flowing robes and some modern day African cultures which have either dispensed completely with wearing clothes or likely have never worn them, where did the Yoruba of old fall?
What do the Yoruba people of Iseyin and the Scottish people of the Outer Hebrides have in common? The answer is world famous indigenous fabric. And of course, there the similarity ends.
For those who don't know what the