Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Erykah Badu Yoruba Style


From ARISE magazine, issue 11. Erykah Badu wears a vintage Yoruba aso olona cloth. Aso olona (“cloth with designs”) are woven on the upright loom by Yoruba women in the vicinity of the city of Ijebu-ode and were worn as insignia of office by chiefs and officials in the Oshugbo/Ogboni association of Earth priests and priestesses. The style dates back to at least the C18th.

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