Winter Sun: Medium Vintage Aso Oke Tribal Textile, 24.5" x 65.5"
Oh, the joyful colors!! 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, with 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.
This piece has beautifully subtle yet bright colors. I love the red and turquoise next to each other, and the stitched flowers are so precious!
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 wall hanging, beach blanket, picnic blanket, table runner, as is. Or how about sewing your own fabulous creation? Pillows, a skirt, curtains, shirt, bag, the possibilities are endless.
Fabric measures 24.5" wide x 65.5" long (the medium piece in the set). Together with the large and small piece, it would make a complete Aso Oke outfit.
This cloth is in good vintage condition. It does not have any noticeable stains or spots. I have not made any attempts to wash or clean the textile. It is coming to me straight from Nigeria, untouched.
**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts. **
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