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Tag Archives: Yoruba Aso Oke

2014 Oje Market Days still not available – Tola Adenle

February 18, 2014

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Dear Friends/First time visitors, I’m still far from Nigeria and will not likely be there for another 4 weeks.  I have not, therefore, been able to post the market days for this year, a quarter of which is almost gone!  The regularity with which it’s being checked since January shows that the mid-February date I […]

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Yoruba Classic Clothes – Tola Adenle

May 28, 2013

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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 classic clothes at weddings: Sanyan, Etu & Alaari – Tola Adenle

March 24, 2013

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Some Yoruba words to keep in mind Iro                                           A wrap-per.  Aso Oke requires from twelve to fifteen pieces of the woven material depending on woman’s size. Buba                 […]

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Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje (Ibadan) & Oje (Ede) Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 25, 2013

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Dear Readers, I note an increase in the visits to the market days for last year which is in line with more than dozen views to check out various aso oke essays, including those written in 2011.  I’ve been away and just returned this past week.  I understand there is a market day tomorrow, Saturday, […]

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Yoruba Aṣọ Oke: classic & modern, for every age, in every age – Tola Adenle

December 13, 2012

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Naming Ceremony, Gainesville, Florida, 1970.  Mother, this Blogger, in [sort of modern]  Alaari Aso Oke.  [Photo Credit: Depo Adenle] New parents and baby in their efficiency apartment at University Terrace Apts, Gainesville, Florida.  December 7, 1970. Baby above marks 1st birthday in aso oke Sanyan variant, Flavet Married Students Housing, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, November […]

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Answers to a couple of recurring ‘search terms’ on this Blog – Tola Adenle

July 6, 2012

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Here are two questions that keep showing up on the ‘search terms’.  My answers do not represent a “Nigerian culture” as such does not really exist because Nigeria may be one country but there are various cultures that differ substantially from each other.  The answers I give are for the Yoruba of the Southwest; the […]

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Trending on emotanafricana.com – Tola Adenle

June 18, 2012

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Posts for all days ending 2012 June 18   Looking at the ways things are going in Nigeria, it’s not surprising that an essay I posted here on December 3 has continued to generate readership several months later in spite of starting out very slowly. The Otedola melodrama which, no matter what has netted one […]

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Yoruba Modern Aso Oke – TOLA ADENLE

May 20, 2012

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Three different uses for modern aso oke:  a fila (cap) to top the factory-made Western fabric for the male outfit sewn into traditional Yoruba 3-piece sokoto, buba & agbada; A 2-piece gele & iborun/ipele (head tie & shawl) to go with the iro & buba (wrapper & top) made from a light lace fabric, and […]

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Fads, Fashions & Classics – Tola Adenle

November 23, 2011

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“… [Nigerian] women who travel abroad to purchase things for sale, generally may be women of means and paper qualifications but not of ideas”. – A beloved late “Uncle” on Nigeria’s women trend-setters. In March 1980, members of the Ibadan Chapter of the Nigerian Association of University Women held a reception for five of our […]

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