Yoruba Adire Eleko Indigo Textile

c. 1950
$5,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 74.0" D: 0.25" H: 68.0"
Materials
Cotton
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Collection #
CAA1520
Estimated Shipping
$75

A dizzying 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 made by applying cassava starch to white cotton in fine lines using a chicken feather. When the starch has dried, the cloth is dipped in indigo dye, yielding decorative designs of light blue against a dark indigo background. This textile shows evidence of meticulous hand-applied patterning and a bird-form artist's mark visible in the border. With detailed linework and an exuberant display of pattern, this textile is a stunning example of a traditional craft.

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