This beautiful piece of Aso Oke (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) fabric is from the Yoruba people from south west Nigeria, made 20-25 years ago. Intricately woven primarily by men, these textiles are known for their beautiful patterns and incredible details. Most Aso Oke is strip-cloth, meaning it is made of multiple strips sewn together.
This piece is made of 8 strips.
The colors in this piece make it incredibly versatile. Rich berry pink, purple, blue, avocado green, shimmering golden lurex strips, and white. There is even some beaded embroidery in the purple floral sections.
This fabric is the medium section out of a set of traditional Yoruba clothing. Traditionally, it would be worn wrapped around the upper part of the body. How about using it as a beach blanket, picnic blanket, table runner, as is. Or how about sewing your own fabulous creation? Pillow, skirt, curtains, shirt, bag, the possibilities are endless.
Fabric measures 24" wide x 71.5" long (the medium piece in the set).
This piece is in good vintage condition.
I have other color combinations as well-please click here to see my other listings.
**A portion of my proceeds will be donated to V-Day, a global activist organization dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.**