Olokun “Sea Goddess” Adire Eleko

AD330 – Superb Yoruba indigo dyed starch resist patterned cloth with a very neatly hand drawn version of the most popular classic pattern called “Olokun”.

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Description

Superb Yoruba indigo dyed starch resist patterned cloth with a very neatly hand drawn version of the most popular classic pattern called “Olokun”. Olokun was a Yoruba sea goddess and the cloth had general connotations of good fortune and wealth. This quite dark cloth has less contrast than usual between pattern and ground, suggesting that perhaps it was overdyed once the starch was removed. Dates from circa 1960-70. Condition is excellent. It has become extremely hard over the past few years to find these beautiful vintage adire cloths in Nigeria.

Measurement: 78 inches x 70ins, 198cm x 179cm.

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.)