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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Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Big Bible

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Food|sugar

Sugar

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Eyes

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

marriage

Hibiscus

Universe

Small Star

Tradition

Day and Night

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Helmet

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Leaf trail

Mama Benz

flower

Rolls Royce

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Record

Voodoo

Aklepan

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Money

Staircase

Television

Television

Obaapa

Bird

You leave, I leave

Lomé 2015

Money

Barclay’s Bank

The Eye of My Rival

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Handcuffs

Otopa

Don’t get married empty-handed

Education

ABC

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

The Moon

Icons on a pedestal

Social recognition

Grotto

Love

Genito

Food

Pepper Leaf

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Congrès

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

The Happy Family

Table Fan

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Lion

The Force

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai