Trend and Fashions are never going to end; it’s a dream of every person to look trendy. Mostly, the people of Nigeria desire to wear the dress that catch the eyes of every person around the corner. Usually, new designers consider the traditional technique of Adire in the modern context.
Creating an adire is entirely dependent on the resist-dyeing process. In this, different and unique pattern dying technique is treated that makes the fabric more realistic. Generally, a woman in the mid of ’60s and wrappers worn Adire textile but now this fabric is used for making the men’s T-shirt throughout the world. In the modern world, different ways that seem helpful between the influx and traditional toward current fashion catch the eyes.
Indeed, it is the duty of Nigerian woman to prepared the Adire clothing. The dying is not a natural process; a large earthenware dye pot is used that frequently sunk into the ground. The overall process depends on the indigo leaves that can be imported or locally grown. Meanwhile, various way seems helpful to create a pattern after the dying process, typically, three common resist used in the Adire production:
- Raffia Resist:
For resist clothing, Raffia is tied all around the cloth named as Oniko Adire. While using this kind of method, a useful variety of pattern is produced that create a firm texture in clothes. For instance, if you want the design of a small circle, thus small seeds and stones are tying, a large circle is lifted because of binding the fabric tightly.
- Stitch Resist:
At the time of sewing, a term used namely as Adire Alabare. In case, the raffia resist is applied in the stitching. Thus the Adire Oniko is carried out. For making a strong pattern both hand sewing and machine sewing is useful. Usually, sewing machine is helpful to stitched the Adire clothing.
- Starch resist:
The unique cloth designs is made with the help of cassava flour, so it will make the cloth trendy and different generally known as adire eleko. Meanwhile, the starch resist is applicable only on one side of the fabric, and the other sides remain plain. With the help of different starch patterns, varieties can be created easily. The process of applying the starch resist is not a simple one; a woman used paints and stencil on clothes with freehand.
Nowadays, the Adire fabric texture is gaining popularity because of the traditional clothing style. Usually, southwestern Nigeria woman made this kind of clothing with the freehand technique. In other words, it’s an art that represents the culture and traditional value while living in the 21 century.
Different colors, texture, and designs made the Adire useful and attractive because of resisting dye techniques. Probably, it is true that in previous only simple designs of clothing is famous, but today different texture and pattern become the attraction of peoples. Buyers from all over West Africa love to buy the Adire because of local craft.