Textile Weaving (Aṣọ-Òkè) at Ologbin-Adewole Northern Yorubaland, Nigeria

Abdulmalik Abdulrahman Abdulmalik, Kingsley Chinedu Daraojimba

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This research investigates traditional textile weaving among the people of Ologbin-Adewole in Ilorin, Nigeria. This traditional craft is one of the ancient crafts that gave Ologbin-Adewole recognition among other communities in Ilorin. Over the years, this indigenous thriving industry has dwindled both in production and skilled workers. The decline has been partly associated with the influence of westernization through the importation of European goods. This paper presents processes of textile production in Ologbin-Adewole as well as examines changes in the craft over time based on oral history and ethnographic records. This is aimed at documenting this important African art and preventing it from becoming a part of Africa’s past. The paper concludes by bringing to limelight the significance of this indigenous the craft of textile weaving among the people of Ologbin-Adewole.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Nov 2022


  • Textile Weaving
  • Aso-Oke
  • Ologbin-Adewole
  • Northern Yorubaland
  • Nigeria
  • Ethnography
  • Indigenous Knowledge System
  • Culture
  • Anthropology
  • Artistic
  • Endowment
  • Heritage
  • Aṣọ-Òkè
  • textile weaving
  • indigenous technology
  • Ilorin

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