Adire cloth comes from West African Folk Dress. It is patterned using resist-dye techniques so it is hand painted starch resist and stenciled starch resist. The people of West Africa favored the color blue due to the skillful use of indigo.
1771 British Sample Bound pages: 8 x 4 in.- of Captain Nicholson on the brigantine Havannah. made by the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower, represent the type of inexpensive cloth mixtures of linen and cotton- MET
Textile Sample Book Date: 1771 Culture: British Medium: Paper, cloth binding, with attached samples of fustian Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 2 inches x x cm Bound pages: 8 x 4 in. Classification: Textiles-Sample Books Credit Line: Rogers Fund, Accession Number: