Explore Yoruba People, African Textiles, and more!

Explore related topics

Chief's cloth from member of a society called Ogboni or Oshugbo among the Ijebu Yoruba people of south western Nigeria. The designs are said to represent water spirits. Exceptional C19th example, private collection, London.

Chief's cloth from member of a society called Ogboni or Oshugbo among the Ijebu Yoruba people of south western Nigeria. The designs are said to represent water spirits.

Africa | Blanket. Mende peoples.  Sierra Leone, Yengama | Early 20th century | Cotton, indigo dye, kola nut dye | example of West African narrow-strip weaving. Nine identically patterned strips, each about five inches wide, are joined to form bands of pattern across the width of the fabric. The textile was woven with two different techniques, a plain weave with twill patterns and a tapestry weave.

National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

Ijebu Yoruba four panel cloth for chief in Ogboni/Oshugbo society, supplementary weft float motifs represent water spirits. Exceptional C19th example now in MFA Boston.

Ijebu Yoruba four panel cloth for chief in Ogboni/Oshugbo society, supplementary weft float motifs represent water spirits. Exceptional example now in MFA Boston.

Africa | Details from an  Indigo Resist-dye Adire Eleko Cloth from the Yoruba people, Nigeria | c.1970 | Striped cotton damask fabric, cassava resist-dyed with natural indigo.

Yoruba people, Nigeria, Striped cotton damask fabric, cassava resist-dyed with natural indigo.

http://venetianred.net/2009/08/07/venetian-red-notebook-kuba-cloth-the-geometry-of-the-labyrinth/

http://venetianred.net/2009/08/07/venetian-red-notebook-kuba-cloth-the-geometry-of-the-labyrinth/

Africa | Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1950s | Cotton; indigo resist

Africa ~ Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria ~ ~ Cotton, indigo resist

Africa | Ikat textile from the Yoruba people of Nigeria.  Cotton and silk.  ca. 1970 | © Museum der Kulturen, Basel

Ikat textile from the Yoruba people of Nigeria Cotton and silk. via Museum der Kulturen, Basel

YORUBA-IJEBU MASK FOR THE EKINE CULT, DEPICTING THE WATER SPIRIT IGODO, NIGERIA

Yoruba-Ijebu mask depicting the water spirit Igodo, Nigeria ✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏…

Pinterest
Search