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Title:Yoruba Religious Textiles: Essays in Honour of Cornelius Oyeleke Adepegba
Editors:Renne, Elisha P.ISNI
Agbaje-Williams, BabatundeISNI
City of publisher:Ibadan
ISBN:9788088104; 9789788088103
Geographic term:Nigeria
About person:Cornelius Oyeleke Adepegba (1941-2004)ISNI
Abstract:There is a wide variety of religious Yoruba textiles to suit a range of religious practices and experiences. They can be plain white cloth, or embroidered, appliquéed, or beaded; they can be brightly coloured or nothing more than ragged, faded cloths. In a tribute to the late Professor Cornelius Oyeleke Adepegda, formerly professor of art history in the Institute of African Art at the University of Ibandan, the ten essays in the volume explore various aspects of such textiles. After an Introduction by Elisha P. Renne and Babatunde Agbaje-Williams the papers are: A semiotics of clothing insignia of indigenous secret societies among the Ijebu Yoruba by Aderonke Adesola Adesanya; 'Ero': a celebration of eldership in the indigo cloths of Owo by Tunde M. Akinwumi; Owo women's religious textiles by Aretha Oluwakemi Asakitikpi; Socio-religious realities of Yoruba Egungun costumes by P.S.O. Aremu; 'Iwa': symbolism and significance in Sango ritual textiles by Tola Olaoye; Clothed ritual trees: an insight into Yoruba religious thoughts by Babatunde Agbaje-Williams; Religious and royal uses of sacred textiles in Lagos by Emmanuel Olakunle Filani and Babasehinde A. Ademuleya; Visions of sacred textiles in a Yoruba Aladura Church by Elisha P. Renne; and Yoruba indigenous textiles and Catholic liturgy by Charles Geteloma. [ASC Leiden abstract]