Ahun Tortoise Adire Eleko

£850.00

AD327 – Fine 1960s Yoruba adire eleko  stencilled  and hand drawn starch resist indigo dyed woman’s wrapper cloth. The design is a very well drawn version of  a motif called ahun, meaning tortoise,

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Description

Fine 1960s Yoruba adire eleko  stencilled  and hand drawn starch resist indigo dyed woman’s wrapper cloth. The design is a very well drawn version of  a motif called ahun, meaning tortoise, in which the shell is abstracted to a hatched circular shape surrounded by a swirl of lines. On a brocade patterned cotton background cloth that adds another layer of pattern to the design.  In excellent condition. It’s become extremely hard over the past few years to find these beautiful vintage adire cloths in Nigeria.

Measurement: 75 inches x 74 ins, 190cm x 188cm.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)