Ibadandun Adire Eleko

£1,650.00

AD354 -A superb quality version of the classic hand drawn starch resist indigo dyed Yoruba adire eleko cloth design called Ibadandun

 

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Description

A superb quality version of the classic hand drawn starch resist indigo dyed Yoruba adire eleko cloth design called Ibadandun or “Ibadan is sweet”. Motifs include this unidentified animal (a squirrel 🐿️ perhaps), various birds including chickens and pigeons, chameleons, drums, and combs. Somewhat unusually the artist has added several short phrases that translate as wishes for good fortune.
This very neat version was bought from a London dealer 50 years ago, dates from around the 1960s and is in excellent condition. It has become extremely hard over the past few years to find these beautiful vintage adire cloths in Nigeria. and prices have risen accordingly.
Measurement: 77 inches x 71 ins, 196 cm x 180 cm.

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.)