This skirt is made from adire eleko fabric. It was bought in Nigeria by Lou Taylor, a British dress historian and Fashioning Africa collecting panel member, who wore and loved it for many years. Adire refers to an indigo cloth that is produced by Yoruba women of southwestern Nigeria through a variety of resist-dye techniques. In adire eleko, cassava starch paste is used to create freehand designs before the cloth is folded and dyed. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.
Place: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa