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Adire Eleko Textile

ca. 1980–89

Cotton with starch resist indigo

120 × 72 in. (304.8 × 182.88 cm)
Gift of Joanne B. Eicher
2017.22.4
Geography: 
Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Acquired in Nigeria by Joanne Eicher, St. Paul, Minn., 1980s [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, 2017

Note 1: A sociologist, anthropologist, and international authority in the field of African textiles and the sociocultural aspects of dress, Dr. Joanne Eicher spent time in Nigeria conducting field-work; although some textiles from her collection were acquired through field-work, the circumstances of acquisition for Adire Eleko Textile are unknown.

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.