What is Aso-Oke (pronounced ah-saw-okay)

Aso-Oke is a hand-loomed cloth woven by the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria. It’s woven into strips of fabric using silk or cotton yarns, which could be combined with shiny threads and dyed with natural dyes. The strips of fabric are then stitched together to...

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How to care for embroidered African clothes

Africans love to embellish and decorate their clothes! Embroidery on mainly cotton materials are very common in African countries and especially in West Africa. Striking bright colours of the embroidery threads and the stitches make the designs stand out. Other...

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