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, upholstery, bags, soft furnishing and the like. 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).
Woven strip fabric
Strip Length- Sold by the metre
Strip Width- 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Woven in Nigeria
If you are looking for an idea of how much you need to make an outfit, kindly find a quantity guide below:
1 Gele (Head-tie)- 6 Metres
1 Pele (Scarf/Shawl)- 8 Metres
1 Iro (Wrapper/ Long Skirt)- 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‘.