African Art

Adire Eleko Textile

ca. 1980–89

Cotton

78 3/4 × 78 3/4 in. (200 × 200 cm)
Gift of Joanne B. Eicher
2017.21.1
Geography: 
Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Purchased at the Onikon Compound National Museum in Lagos, Nigeria, by Joanne Eicher, Saint Paul, Minn., 1980 [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: Joanne Eichner is a sociologist, anthropologist, and international authority in the field of African textiles and the sociocultural aspects of dress

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.