R6135/3-5 Aso-oke outfit

Man's robe and trousers in a white fabric woven with geometric designs and a silver metallic trim.

Agbada (Museum Accession Number R6135/3)

This Yoruba groom’s outfit was worn by Shola Bello at his wedding. He wore white to match with his bride, Titi, whose outfit was also collected by the Museum. This intricately woven fabric was bought and made in Lagos, Nigeria, where it is known locally as Guinea Brocade. It was made by a tailor who had been making outfits for Shola and his father for years. The outfit was worn with a fila made from aso-oke. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: name unrecorded (Bello family tailor)

Place: Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2004