R6094/3 Textile strip; Aso-oke

Turquoise strip of aso-oke fabric

Aso-oke strip (Museum Accession Number R6094/3)

This strip of aso-oke fabric was collected by Fashioning Africa collecting panel member Edith Ojo in 2018 to represent contemporary aso-oke styles. Aso-oke, which translates as ‘top cloth’ or ‘high status cloth’ is a formal textile, traditionally woven by men. Its is primarily made from cotton or silk, woven in long narrow strips which are sewn together and then tailored into garments. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2018