One of the more unusual of the classic hand drawn starch resist adire eleko designs of the Yoruba, this one was called Akintola, after a prominent Yoruba politician Ladoke Akintola who was assassinated during a coup in 1966. Jane Barbour also noted that a particularly tall head tie style in the 1960s was called Akintola after a tall block of flats in Lagos the family owned. The design on this one includes birds, the moon, and bitter kola nuts. In excellent condition. Tt’s become extremely hard over the past few years to find these beautiful vintage adire cloths in Nigeria.
Measurement: 77 inches x 71 ins, 197cm x 180cm.
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