Aso Oke is the Name of the Narrow Strip Weave Cloth Woven by the Men of the Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria, Africa. Traditionally, These Hand Woven Strips are Joined to Produce Fabric for Ceremonial Dress, Including Garments and Head Wraps or Caps.
In the Beginnings, Aso Oke was Woven of Natural Silk, Dyed Silk, and Cotton; the Strips Being Quite Narrow. Mid Century, Metallic Threads of Lurex Were Introduced. Today, These Fabric Strips are Wider, and Much Work is Done in Polyester Threads, Cotton, and Lurex.
The Featured Aso Oke Cloth Strips are Modern Day Hand Wovens. These are Double Length Strips Ranging From 5”-6” Wide and 148”-160” in Length. All are Polyester, Cotton, and/or Lurex, and are a Medium/Heavy to Heavier Weave, With a Fair Amount of Body. Fashion into Evening Scarves, Wraps, or Perhaps a Stunning Evening Jacket or Pencil Skirt. Use as Traditional Ethnic Dress or a Stand Alone Fashion Accessory, Including Purses, Bags, Totes, and Belts to Celebrate African Heritage.