R6039/2 Textile strip; Aso-oke

A strip of purple and gold aso-oke fabric

aso-oke (Museum Accession Number R6039/2

Description: This is a piece of aso-oke fabric. 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. It is primarily made from silk and cotton and is woven in narrow strips that are then sewn together. Aso-oke remains poplular with people in Nigeria and in diaspora. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Date: c. 2014