Adire Cloth


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Artifact Identification Adire Cloth   (1971.17.0001)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Clothing
  4. :
  5. Main Garments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Yoruba

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 197.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 91.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.7 cm
Weight 808 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Textile--Cotton, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Cotton
Manufacturing Processes dyeing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Adams, Monni. "Beyond Symmetry in Middle African Design." African Arts 23.1 (1989): 34-43. Barbour, J. and D. Simmonds. Adire Cloth in Nigeria: the preparation and dyeing of indigo patterned cloths among the Yoruba. Ibadan: Institute of African Studies, 1971. Joseph, Marietta. "West African Indigo Cloth." African Arts 11.2 (1978): 34-37 + 95. Picton, John. African Textiles. London: British Museum.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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