Tie Dye, thought to be an African originated fabric was actually discovered at about 6,000 plus years ago in distant Asia. Most African kids at one point of their curriculum would have come across the tie-dyeing class, and honestly it was not my favorite, but I could not resist the outcome of my little experiment…Splendid! (more…)
Stella Byll is simple and elegant with a bias for the African sense of dressing. Her style is typically African with a focus on comfort. Stella Byll is the founder of Afrocentric Bespoke clothing brand, Delavi Couture. (more…)
Adire work wear by Delavi Couture is certainly a must have. You already know that a work wear is basically what you wear to work. What better way to step into work, than with an Afrocentric look. Your work wardrobe doesn’t have to be boring, you can still maintain your stylishness with these Adire work wear collection. One of the reasons why I love the Adire work wear collection by Delavi Couture is because they are so colourful, comfortable and proudly made in Nigeria.
The various styles to sew with Adire cloth are becoming more innovative and trendsetting everyday. There is an unmissable hype on the Adire fabric and it has gone beyond using plain old Adire textiles to sew the stereotypical iro and buba, agbada and bubus etc. Now, more fashionable ready to wear Adire pieces are popping up everywhere for stylish millennials.
In 2017 alone, there has been an amazing trend of styles sewn with different variations of the Adire fabric.
If you are looking for top styles to sew with Adire cloth in Nigeria, then you might want to read this article to the very end, because I guarantee that I am not about to bore you. (more…)
My first encounter with Chief (Mrs.) Nike Okundaye Davies was when I visited her Art Gallery at Ikate Elegushi roundabout Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria. She is a very lovely and amiable person and I am glad to do this write up on her.
Several years ago I saw a road sign saying “Nike Art”, on my way to my neighbour’s wedding. I think that was my first time of being awake while passing through Lekki-Epe expressway.
My name is Nike and I love art and every form it is presented in. So you can imagine how fast my attention was piqued when I saw this sign. That sign remained in my memory for a long time….
Adire textile, pronounced as Ah-DEE-reh is an age old indigo die textile indigenous to the Yoruba tribe of the Southwestern Nigeria. This textile is rich in beauty and culture as much as it has a rich history.
In this post, you will learn about the history of the Àdìre textile and follow its’ progression through time. How did the textile come about, where was it first made, who wore it first, how did it travel to other tribes and countries, where it is on the global sphere?
Yes, we had all these questions and more and knew many people out there too must have pondered on this also. To answer some of these questions, we at Bellafricana have done an extensive research on the subject to share the knowledge with the world. Let’s read on…
Adire cloth (pronounced Ah-DEER-eh), is one of the many African textiles I really love. It is quite versatile and I love the way the patterns can be so simple and yet unique. It is an age old textile of African origin which has been brought up in several discussions for many years.
With the changing times and discovery of newer findings, a revised edition of old Adire cloth publications is a welcome introduction to our knowledge accumulation. Adire is a Yoruba word for indigo-dyed style of fabrics, it is so unique that it can be considered a form of cloth art….