The Yoruba are by far the best known and largest group of male weavers in Nigeria. Yoruba aso oke is still worn for ceremonial occasions such as weddings and naming ceremonies throughout south west Nigeria. Today though the subdued palette of pre 1970s cloth has been displaced by shiny metallic lurex and brightly coloured rayon threads. Here we are showing primarily very early and rare pieces, dating from the late C19th and early C20th. Old textiles from Sierra Leone are exceptionally hard to source but often interesting and beautiful.
Adire African Textiles is a London based gallery dedicated to exploring the vintage textile traditions of sub-Saharan Africa.
We work with a network of partners throughout West Africa to source exceptional museum quality textiles for clients worldwide that include leading museums, private collectors, and interior designers. We now offer FREE SHIPPING worldwide (with FedEx for international orders.)
If you are in the United Kingdom why not visit us at Alfie’s Antique Market, 13-25 Church St, London NW8. Tues – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.