This is an Adire alabere cloth that would have been used a women as a wrapper. It is indigo folded and stitch-resist-dyed, which includes machine stitching. This example is composed of five narrow strips of cotton cloth machine stitched together.

Object Summary

Museum Number 284/1998/1
Simple Name cloth
Full Name adire wrapper
Common Name wrapper
Production country Nigeria
Material cotton; indigo
Collection class Clothing and accessories
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region W
Production county Southwest
Production continent Africa
Cultural group Yoruba
Function name clothing