AD272 – Adire cloth, "Ibadandun" design, circa 1960s. [$1100]

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Hand painted starch resist indigo dyed woman’s cloth is a classic design called "Ibadandun" or "Ibadan is sweet." Ibadan is the largest city in the Yoruba speaking region of Nigeria and was a major centre of adire making from the 1900s to the 1960s. This is a fine version of one of the most iconic "adire eleko"" designs. In excellent condion, dates from 1960s.