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Tag Archives: Yoruba classic clothes

Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ẹdẹ Market Days for 2015 – Tọla Adenle

February 3, 2015

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A stunning array of vintage Aṣọ Òkè pieces from the Female Akinkọye Collection, emotanafricana.com Photo Credit: Depo Adenle, April 2013 Hello Ladies – and a few gentlemen! Unlike last year when I could not get my hands on the calendar till March as I was away from Nigeria, the schedule below shows the market days […]

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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 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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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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The Yoruba Clothes, continued – Tola Adenle

September 8, 2011

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The interest that this Blog continues to generate on the Yoruba classic clothes not only heartens me greatly but also challenges me to generate people’s interest more to Yoruba textiles and clothes as the late Ulli Beier’s  Collection at Amherst College in the United States started my interest to documenting everything I know and even […]

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Yoruba Classic Aso Oke (1 of 3) – Sanyan – Tola Adenle

September 1, 2011

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Just this past week, seven readers visited the Blog to check out “Cloth wears to shreds:  Yoruba textile photographs from the Beier Collection” while there is always a reader – just for pleasure, just for information or research – who is interested in “sanyan”, “alaari” or “etu” referred to the Blog via search engines. I […]

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