Stencilled Resist Adire Eleko


AD333 – Well made 1960s stencilled resist indigo Yoruba adire eleko from Ibadan, south western Nigeria.

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Adire makers in Ibadan in the mid decades of the twentieth century met increased demand for the indigo dyed cloths by applying the starch resist pate through metal stencils cut from the tin lining of tea chests. The resulting designs were more simple than the hand drawn patterns but in some cases quite effective and pleasing. Here there are four different motifs in a balanced well made composition.  In excellent condition. Dates from circa 1960s.

Measurement: 69 inches x 67 ins, 174cm 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.)