Printing Contemporary Handwoven Fabrics (Aso-oke) in Southwestern Nigeria

  title={Printing Contemporary Handwoven Fabrics (Aso-oke) in Southwestern Nigeria},
  author={E. B. Ojo},
  journal={Design Issues},
  • E. B. Ojo
  • Published 22 March 2007
  • Economics
  • Design Issues
Introduction Aso-oke (preserved cloth) is a Yoruba handwoven cloth made on a horizontal or vertical loom. Many types exist. The Sanyan type usually is woven from anaphe wild silk and cotton yarns. Alaari is woven with either synthetic or locally grown cotton and shinning threads, sometimes with perforated patterns, while the Etu type usually bears dark indigo colors with tiny white stripes noted for their simplicity. These three notable, woven cloths have flourished from time immemorial with… 

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