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Know Your Adire History

If you’re here reading this, we would want to believe you are familiar with this textile but let’s have a little intro.Adire, is a Yoruba (a tribe in Southwestern Nigeria) word for tie and dye. It was first made by Yoruba women of old by using a variety of resist-dyeing…

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The Secrets to Adire Batik Making

Batik is an ancient form of resist dyeing. The process of Batik involves using dye-resistant wax to stamp patterns and designs repeatedly on the fabric, and the wax is then washed to reveal the batik pattern. This fabric-dyeing method makes cotton look crackled. Initially, wax and even rice starch were used for printing on fabrics. Traditionally…

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INDIGENOUS NIGERIAN FABRICS

Nigeria has been known to be home of one of the biggest textile industries in Africa over the years. Nigeria is richly diverse in culture with over 500 ethnic groups and thirty-six states across the country. Fabrics make a great part of our culture, the colorful and glaring textiles unique…

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