This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks. Ever wondered what the traditional adire fabric patterns and shapes on traditional Nigerian Àdìre meant? Well wonder no more! I personally have always wanted to know the meaning and have looked for a long time and asked around but was never able to get everything from one source. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out about the book Storytelling Through Adire: An Introduction to Adire Making and Pattern Meanings by Allyson Aina Davies which is now sitting in my book collection. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adire Patterns (@adirepatterns) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adire Patterns (@adirepatterns) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adire Patterns (@adirepatterns) Every pattern has a name and story; often the stories are words of advice from the elders, or a form of documenting social, economic and environmental conditions and this book provides a colourful illustration on the pattern meanings and origins. With the collection of symbols on a piece of cloth, we start to see a story unfolding in this unique cross between art and functionality. We stock a modern take on these Adire fabrics and they have proved to be some of the most popular in our store. Do have a look and see if there is anything that catches your eye! www.urbanstax.com/shop WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK: The book is available in the following places. ONLINE on Amazon STRANGER: 3 Hakeem Dickson, Lekki Phase One, Lagos. QUINTESSENCE: Park View Estate Entrance, Off Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.