Yoruba Adire Oniko Indigo Textile

c. 1950
$280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 68.0" D: 0.25" H: 47.5"
Materials
Fabric
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CAA1505
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$20

A vibrant and beautifully irregular pattern covers this indigo textile by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Hand-dyed by women, this style of tie-resist indigo cloth is known as adire oniko and is achieved by tightly tying up portions of the strip-woven fabric using raffia before applying an indigo dye. Shielded from the intense color, the tied sections are then exposed to reveal abstract designs of light blue against a dark indigo background. With saturated color and an exuberant display of pattern, this textile is a stunning example of a traditional craft.

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