Modern woven strip textile from Nigeria
A striking Aso-oke fabric with a soft muted palette of mustard and beige stripes.
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.
The cloth is a thick fabric which is similar in texture to denim or canvas making 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 6.5 inches (16.5 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 can also secure the cut edge with a zig zag stitch as you go along.
You also have the option of buying a half bundle which is 8 metres or 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- 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Woven in Nigeria
BUYING GUIDE FOR TRADITIONAL YORUBA ATTIRE
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.