TOPIC: TiE AND DYE
The origin of tye and dye cannot be exactly traced to a particular area but the art was practiced all over the world. It is however known and practiced in China, between 618 -906AD and in Japan, between 552-794AD. In Nigeria, the dying is very famous among the Yorubas where it is known as ADIRE. The most outstanding area where it is still in practiced today is Abeokuta in Ogun state. Other areas include Ibadan, Oshogbo, OYO, Kano.
Abeokuta is internationally known for the use of blue indigo colour, prepared from natural plants. The designs are traditional and new patterns are created for special occasions such as “For coronations, Burial of an Oba or Prominent people.”
MATERIALS USED IN TYE AND DYE
Raffia or cutting thread.
Gas or Stove