A modern take on traditional Nigerian Adire fabric. This blue and black adire is 100% cotton making it great for dressmaking, quilting and any projects that require a light to medium weight cotton fabric.
This fabric is hand-drawn and hand-dyed in Nigeria and consists of traditional Yoruba symbols each with a name and story. The stories are often words of advice from the elders, or a means of documenting social, economic and environmental conditions. The fabric is therefore like a piece of Yoruba art.
For an idea of the scale of the patterns in the fabric look at the last image above. Each ‘square’ in the fabric design measures approximately 12 x 12 inches. The fabric used is an embroidered cotton which gives the cloth a slight texture. Kindly look at the images for more detail.
Wax resist technique
Fabric Length- 4.8 yards (4.4 metres)
Fabric Width- 48inches (1.2 metres)
Made in Nigeria
ABOUT THE FABRIC: Adire is a resist dyed fabric from Southern Nigeria. Traditionally this was in indigo but has come to include a wider range of colours. Àdìre pronounced ah-d-reh, was traditionally folded, pleated, and tied before dyeing to produce intricate designs on lengths of cloth which were then sewn into garments.
KINDLY NOTE: We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.
Also, if you have purchased this fabric before, it may not be exactly the same as the one shown. Due to the unpredictable and organic nature of the dyeing process of batik, the outcome often varies.