Check out our  authentic Yoruba Adire fabric, Yoruba Iyun beads, Yoruba handpainted Kampala fabric, watercolour paintings of traditional scenes. Direct from Yoruba communities, delivered straight to your door. We ship worldwide. Secure payments via Worldpay, Shopify payments, Amazon payments or Paypal. 30 day return policy.

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BEADS

 Elegant and  traditional Iyun  jewellery  

Handmade Iyun beads  are a prominent feature of Yoruba culture and were among the oldest local beads excavated in vast quantities from the tomb of an Oba at a site near Ile Ife in the early 1900s.  These Iyun beads are still made with the same ancient traditional methods from many centuries before European contact.

It is still common to see little children wearing nothing but a string of Iyun waist beads, whilst young women wear them underneath their clothing.

 

 

TEXTILES

ADIRE

 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. 

 KAMPALA

HATS & SCARVES

Our 2017 Summer Hats Are Here

Great hats for Summer or for your holidays  , Yoruba Accent© hats are made from 100% cotton, lightweight and cool in warm weather

The best thing is that they are made with Adire or Kampala Fabric all the way from Osogbo.

 

HATS 

 

 

 

SCARVES

  • Patterned shawls hand dyed the ancient Yoruba way using corn starch resist method in Osun state .
  • Lightweight, gorgeously soft and warm
  • Adire symbols each have a special meaning. 
  • Multi use, shawl, sarong, neck scarf, head scarf
  • 172 cm length , 72 cm width The lightweight shawl is gorgeously soft and warm, with fringed edges

 

PAINTINGS

Traditional Yoruba Scenes and Objects in Watercolour , by Akintunde John

  • Nostalgic scenes captured in watercolour by the master painter Akintunde O John
  • 30 x 21 cm
  • Perfect for smaller frames