Aso-oke

October 2021
West African Fabric

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A small display of Nigerian wedding clothes made from a material called, aso-oke (pronounced ah-SHAW-okay) which translates to ‘top cloth’ in English . Aso-oke is a traditional material created by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This handwoven fabric represents high status and is apt for wedding attire in West Africa. Come to the museum to see the entire outfit and read more about the components that make the wedding outfit.

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