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A man displays dyed cloths at the Kofar Mata dye pits in Kano, Nigeria

The Centenary Project

The Centenary Project
Lagos, Nigeria

A local man displays dyed cloths at Kofar Mata. Even though the Hausa blue indigo has been likened to the Yoruba’s Adire, the Tuareg’s Tagelmust, Japanese Shibori and the Blue indigo cloth of the Manding people in Mali, the dyers at Kofar Mata insist that theirs is different since they employ only natural ingredients and distinct dyeing methods.

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