Guinea corn (Sorghum sp.) is an important food crop, but the seeds are also useful in the tie-dye process. The stones are ordinary and of mixed sizes. With thread, the seeds and stones are tied into the cloth with a slip or buttonhole knot for easy removal after dyeing. The dyeing results in a pattern of circles.
|Simple Name||dyeing materials|
|Full Name||assorted stones|
|Collection class||Textiles and equipment|
|Production county||SW Nigeria|
|Production year high||late 1960s|
|Function detail||used to tie-in patterns on adire tie-tyed cloth|