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Yoruba Tie Dye Adire Oniko Indigo Textile Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Tie Dye Adire Oniko Indigo Textile Nigeria African Art
Type of Object Adire Oniko
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton, indigo
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 66 Inches
Width: 38 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Faded, small hole, repairs and stains.

Additional information: Possibly the most recognizable form of indigo cloth from West Africa, this adire oniko textile was made by tying the cotton textile tightly in order to resist the dye in certain parts.  The patterns are unmistakable and are attributed to the Yoruba of Nigeria.

Indigo dyes can be made from local plants in West Africa, using the leaves or seeds of the indigofera or lonchocarpus plants.  But more recently, synthetic dyes are also available. 


We do not recommend laundering textiles, and do not accept returns of textiles which have been laundered in any manner.  Even dry cleaning is too much for some of these antique textiles.  For some of them, a very gentle HAND washing  (NEVER MACHINE, on any setting)  in cool water with a very gentle detergent works, but even then, dyes may not be colorfast, and fabric may be less strong than it appears.