Adire Cloth


Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives
Nairobi, Kenya

Adire literally means tie and dye in the Yoruba language. The indigo dyed cloth is one of the famous cloths in Africa worn exclusively by women. Adire cloth is a patterned, starch resist cotton cloth akin to batik. Artist Niki Seven Seven is in the forefront of reviving the age old art of Adire


  • Title: Adire Cloth
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: 1800
  • Date: 1800/2015
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Type: Yoruba Textile
  • Rights: Kenya National Archives

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