A beautiful Aso-oke fabric from Nigeria with a striking yet elegant combination of wine and hints of blue. (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 listing is for a bundle which consists of approximately 16 metres as a continuous length. The width of the strip is 5 inches (13 cm).
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
As a sewing guide, a bundle will make one ipele and gele. Kindly get in touch if you would like this sewn up, otherwise the fabric will be sent as one continuous strip of 16 metres.