Resist-Dyed Textile (Àdìre Eleko) (Primary Title) - (79.131) - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts |
Krysta Meredith

There is a tradition in Yoruba textiles of using designs to encode messages, embody wishes, project values, or to offer prayers. Designs often project values through proverbs. A wearer can actively wish the good things of life upon himself or herselfby using certain patterns and designs.