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Indigo Dye Pits – Abeokuta

August 25, 2010 3:23 am

Adire cloth drying

Our hostess who taught her daughter and grandaughters the adire indigio dying techniques.

Her daughter who now runs the dye pit.

Dying the cloth...Indigio dye comes from the indigo leaf as well as the chemical powder.

Cloth for sale

The deepness of indigo color depends on how many times the cloth is dipped and dried.

Polishing gourd - used to pound the cloth to give it a polished look.

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