Modern woven Aso-Oke fabric from Nigeria
A beautiful Aso-oke fabric with a beautiful combination of purple and black with subtle thin blue lines within the black (look at the close-up images).
Aso-Oke (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) is short for Aso Ilu Oke which means clothes from the up-country. It is also sometimes refereed to as Aso-Ofi. It is a hand loom, woven cloth made mostly by the Yoruba tribe of south west Nigeria. It is of a similar tradition to Kente cloth from Ghana. It is woven in strips and these strips are traditionally sewn together to make clothing.
It is a thick fabric which is similar in texture to denim or canvas. This makes it a great choice for upholstery projects, cushions, totes, bags and more. It also works well as a trim for larger projects.
You can order the length of the fabric strip you require by using the arrows above to specify quantity. Your fabric will be sent as one continuous length. The width of the strip is about 5 inches (13 cm). You can then cut and sew together the pieces for your own specific needs. Use pinking shears and cut across the width of the material. Avoid cutting along the length of the material as the weave will unravel.
You also have the option of buying the full bundle of 16 metres which will give you a saving compared to buying by the metre.
Woven strip fabric
Strip Length- By the metre
Strip Width- 5 inches (13 cm)
Woven in Nigeria
1 Gele (Head-tie)- 6 Metres
1 Pele (Scarf/Shawl)- 8 Metres
1 Iro (Wrapper)- 16 Metres
1 Buba (Blouse)- 16 Metres
Want to know a little bit more about this beautiful cloth? Check out our post ‘The Beauty of Aso Oke- Traditonal Yoruba Clothing’.
COLOURS: We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.