A beautiful Aso-oke fabric which pays homage to the traditional colours in dark red, blue and beige (alaari, etu and saanyan). (Please note colours may appear differently on your monitor/screen)
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 woven cloth made mostly by the Yoruba tribe of south west Nigeria. It is woven in strips and these strips are sewn together to make clothing. Aso-oke clothing is worn at weddings, coronations, festivals and other occasions of celebration.
It is quite a thick fabric which is similar in texture to denim or canvas and ideal for clothing, uphosltery, bags, soft furnishing and the like. This listing is for the full bundle which consists of approximately 16 metres as a continuous strip. The width of the strip is 6.5 inches (16.5 cm).
Woven strip fabric
Strip Length- 16 Metres
Strip Width- 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Woven in Nigeria
If you are looking to make an Iro and Buba outfit, kindly find a quantity guide below:
1 Bundle- Pele and Gele
1 Bundle- Iro (Wrapper)
1 Bundle- Buba
3 Bundles would make the complete yoruba traditiona outfit for a lady
5 to 6 bundles would make the complete yoruba traditional outfit for a man.
Want to know a little bit more about this beautiful cloth? Check out our post ‘The Beauty of Aso Oke- Traditonal Yoruba Clothing‘.