Purple, Green, Black and Blue Aso Oke
A beautiful Aso-oke fabric from Nigeria with a striking yet elegant combination of blue, green and black stripes set within a rich and vibrant purple background. (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 traditionally these strips are sewn together to make different items of 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.
The width of the strip is about 5 inches (13 cm) and 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 which you can then cut and sew together 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- 16 metres
Strip Width- 5 inches (13 cm)
Woven in Nigeria
1 Gele (Head-tie)- 6 Metres
1 Pele (Scarf/Shawl)- 8 Metres
1 Iro (Wrapper)- 17 Metres
1 Buba (Blouse)- 15 Metres
1 metre, 8 metres, 16 metres