Adire, an ancient textile craft originating from Nigeria, holds profound cultural and historical significance passed down through generations.
This unique fabric art employs intricate tie-dye techniques, resulting in vibrant garments dyed in indigo.
Symbolizing Nigerian ancestry, Adire showcases the rich heritage of the region through its distinctive and colorful creations.
According to businessday.ng, Adire has attracted new attention lately, both domestically and internationally. Adire textiles are being used by popular designers and artists to create modern clothing, home décor, and artwork.
Adire’s distinctive and adaptable art form has gained prominence and this can be linked to the combination of traditional techniques and modern aesthetics.
Recently, there has been a resurgence in the use of adire fabrics. It has been widely attributed to the influx of the Chinese adire, which have stirred more campaigns and advocacy for Nigeria’s local adire and the fact that local adire makers have been able to come up with new beautiful and colourful designs.
Before now, adire was popularly done with just plain cotton materials with not so many designs to choose from, but these days, adire makers design on brocade, crepe, polish, silk and all sorts of materials.
Although Adire’s origins are with the Yoruba people of southwest Nigeria, especially in the cities of Abeokuta, Ibadan, Kano and Osogbo, it has gained popularity among other tribes in the country and even getting attention abroad.
Fashion designers have jumped on the adire trend and are creating new styles everyday. They are using the adire material to make beautiful contemporary styles that make everyone want to own a piece.