Fabric stories

Though created in The Netherlands, our designs come to life in Africa where traders and customers name them. As far as we know, Vlisco is the only brand in the world where the customer names the product and gives a special meaning to the design. Vlisco designs speak volumes when stories are attributed to them. Uncover the terms and tales that our fabrics have acquired over the years.

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Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Television

Television

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Record

Leaf trail

Icons on a pedestal

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Universe

Small Star

Obaapa

The Happy Family

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Mama Benz

Education

ABC

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Bird

You leave, I leave

Social recognition

Grotto

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Big Bible

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Congrès

Otopa

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

The Moon

Handcuffs

Food

Pepper Leaf

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Family|flower

Fallen tree

marriage

Hibiscus

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Lomé 2015

Voodoo

Aklepan

Don’t get married empty-handed

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Money

Staircase

Helmet

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Food|sugar

Sugar

The Eye of My Rival

flower

Rolls Royce

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Lion

The Force

Eyes

Table Fan

Love

Genito

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Tradition

Day and Night