Adire is a type of textile originating among the Yoruba indigenous people from the Southwestern states in Nigeria. In Yoruba, the word Adire translates as (adi) “to tie” and (re) “to dye.”
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My mother, Agatha Gbegbaje-Das (née Mamoh), will turn 70 later this year, and she was part of this new generation of Modern-Nigerian women who in the 1960s-1970s celebrated their identity through fashion.