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, in beautiful shades of pink, purple, aqua, and blue. This cloth has such beautiful colors! Most Aso Oke is strip-cloth, meaning it is made of multiple strips sewn together. This piece is made of 14 strips.
The pink shimmer in this piece is outstanding. The alternate with aqua, purple, white, blue, and off-white. This piece also has several strips with open-weave sections, and rich patterns, that give it great intricacy.
This fabric is the large section out of a set of traditional Yoruba clothing. It would be worn wrapped around the lower body. How about using it as a beautiful table runner, as is. Or how about sewing your own fabulous creation? Skirt, curtains, shirt, bag, pillow, the possibilities are endless.
Fabric measures 45.5" wide x 78" long.
As this fabric is at least 30 years old, it does show some wear, but is in overall excellent condition. I have not washed it; it is in original condition. The wear is part of the beauty of Aso Oke cloths, as well as many other vintage African items.
I have other colors of Aso Oke cloths as well; please see my other listings:http://www.etsy.com/shop/WomanShopsWorld?section_id=10682772
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