A History of Textiles and Fashion in the Twentieth Century Yoruba World

A History of Textiles and Fashion in the Twentieth Century Yoruba World

From the local to the global, Yoruba people cherish textile consumption and fashion in everyday life. Central to this is the role of Yoruba women in the making of a fashion culture. As this book shows, textile commodities are entangled in global economic histories, yet the local consumption culture has created a fashion industry that portrays new ways of work and talent display beyond the twentieth century. This text is useful for researchers who wish to gain deeper insights into a critical, but often neglected, aspect of being Yoruba.


Dr Mutiat Titilope Oladejo is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the author of Ibadan Market Women and Politics, 1900-1995 (2015) and The Women Went Radical: Petition Writing and Colonial State in Southwest Nigeria, 1900-1953 (2019). She edited the book Gender, Politics and Governance in Africa and the co-editor of Social Protection in Africa: A Study of Paradigms and Contexts, Food, Technology and Culture in Africa and What Should Women Want? Before and Beyond: Selected Essays to Commemorate WORDOC’s 30th Anniversary.

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ISBN: 1-5275-7731-7

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-7731-2

Release Date: 1st February 2022

Pages: 105

Price: £61.99