Aso-Oke 20×20

Aso-Oke is a strip-woven cloth made by the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria dating back to the 10th century A.D. Traditionally worn for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and ceremonies, Aso-Oke is typically made of locally grown, naturally dyed, handspun cotton and silk. The floating yarns and small holes are a weaving style that was influenced during British colonialism. The little holes are meant to imitate Spanish lace! Lurex threads are a more contemporary (and much welcome) addition to the designs.

Cotton and Silk.
Zipper closure. Dry clean only.
Feather/Down Insert included.
 

As it becomes harder to source authentic, quality vintage textiles directly from the communities that created them, we are eager to support contemporary artisans who practice, thereby prevent, traditional hand weaving from becoming a dying art. Because this is a handwoven product, slight variations in design may occur.

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