This aso-oke strip is from a wedding attendee’s outfit worn in 2014. Aso-oke translates as ‘top cloth’ or ‘high status cloth’. It is a formal cloth that is traditionally handwoven by the men of southwestern Nigeria using a narrow strip loom. It is primarily made from silk and cotton and comes in narrow strips that are then sewn together.This design has been created using floating weft threads. Aso-oke remains poplular with people in Nigeria and in diaspora. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.
Place: Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Date: c. 2014