Collection: African Fabrics

Our Vintage Asoke fabric are sourced from Nigeria. They are usually handed down from generation to generation given the importance, cost and durability, it has always been a jewel to behold for the Yoruba people. Technically, ashoke is what is known as a double-heddle narrow loom men's weave (although in some parts of Yoruba land it is woven by women). The cloth is made by weaving one forty foot or more four inch band of cloth. This long piece is then taken to a tailor who cuts it into pieces, sews it together, and sometimes hand embroiders it.