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Tag Archives: Olu & Motolani Akinkoye

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

May 29, 2013

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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 and Sericulture: Yoruba classic clothes and textiles – Tola Adenle

May 27, 2013

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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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