Adire Oniko

Adire oniko is a resist method of adire which involves the tying of fabric before immersing into dye solution.

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Adire oniko is a resist method of adire which involves the tying of fabric before immersing into dye solution. It comprises tying, knotting, folding, marbling and sprinkling techniques. When a cloth is tied, it is then immersed in dye solution so the dye will not penetrate the tied areas.

Synonymous with tie-dye, it involves the tying of fabric with “strings”, “rubber bands”, “raffia-iko” or any form of non-absorbent rope. Unlike Adire eleko, it comes in catchy colours and attracts more beautiful colours.

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Materials for Adire Oniko

Materials needed include:

  • Fabric – all kinds of fabric (esp. 100% cotton)
  • Dye (or colourant)
  • Dye chemicals – caustic soda or soda ash, and sodium hydrosulphite or common salt.
  • Non-absorbent rope – All kinds of raffia (iko), yarn, strings and thread.
  • Measuring cups and teaspoons
  • Wooden rod – for stirring
  • Safety equipment – Rubber gloves, nose guard, apron
  • Water
  • Cooking facility – stove, electric cooker, boiling ring, etc.
  • Rubber bands
  • Iron
  • Polythene bags or plastic tarp
  • Scissors
  • Dye vessels – stainless wares, etc.
Students during a practical with a sample of Adire Oniko. Image Credit: Bloomseed Elementary School, Abeokuta.
Fabric in dye bath. Image Credit: Bloomseed Elementary School, Abeokuta.
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