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Yoruba Sericulture, contd.: The Akinkoye Collections (Male & Female) – Tola Adenle

May 29, 2013


FOREWORD Please note that to get old Yoruba silk clothes these days, one would need to search far and wide and, possibly on the web!  Another fact that needs being stated here for the benefit of non-Nigerians:  ALL CLOTHES that are called aso oke ARE HAND-WOVEN, not factory-produced.  Families in Yorubaland generally pass on the […]

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Yoruba Classic Clothes – Tola Adenle

May 28, 2013


Front of the Book! Photo Credit:  Unknown.                       Book Cover Design:  Adejoke Adenle Adedeji, 2006.   The Basic Classic designs of which there are variations, especially the Alaari:   Number One:  Sanyan, the “king of clothes” – Photo Credit:  Depo Adenle, May 1, 2007.   Number Two:  Etu OR Olowu dudu – the black/indigo yarm Photo Credit: Depo […]

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Yoruba and Sericulture: Yoruba classic clothes and textiles – Tola Adenle

May 27, 2013


FOREWORD (1) Herewith the Yoruba sericulture re-presentation.  It’s edited and the pictures are cleaned up, and also included in this essay where it belongs alongside the old – I’m assuming – Osolo, “iborun/shawl” of the Mississippi State University archival Sanyan. I know you will enjoy it for different reasons: the Yoruba, hopefully, for historical pride […]

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Update on “Most Yoruba males complete their looks – most looks – with Fila – Tola Adenle

April 24, 2013


April 24, 2013 For those who have read this earlier in the week, a reader has sent me photographs of  fila ode that came complete with an amusing story that dates back to a [Nigerian] university fraternity days.     If you’ve read the pictorial/essay, you can skip to the bottom to […]

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Most Yoruba males complete their looks – most looks – with Fila – Tola Adenle

April 20, 2013


Oba Adenle sat for this portrait in which he wears an Abeti Aja fila style sewn from damask fabrics although he had the sanyan fila of the same aso oke.  Yoruba older men sometimes complete their outfits this way by mixing and matching the Yoruba fabrics with imported ones as fila.   The Abeti Aja – […]

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