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Dipping cloth into dye to make Adire

The Centenary Project

The Centenary Project

The cloth is usually patterned with wax, dipped into the dye and then pulled out to allow it to oxidise and take on the bright blue colour. This process would then be repeated, the more times a cloth was dipped the darker it would become.

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  • Title: Dipping cloth into dye to make Adire
  • Location Created: Nigeria
  • Fashion Show: GTB Fashion Weekend 2016
  • Type: photograph
  • Photographer: Christopher Udoh/ David Assam
  • Original Source: The Centenary Project
  • Rights: The Centenary Project

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