Olokun “Sea Goddess” Adire Eleko

£1,650.00

AD346 – 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 is an important Yoruba sea goddess and the cloth had general connotations of good fortune and wealth. Mother’s taught their daughters how to draw this pattern with small variations handed on within adire making families. Motifs included chickens, ducks, crocodiles, mats, pipes, chieftaincy leaves and numerous others. 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: 77 inches x 66 ins, 197cm x 169cm.

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.)