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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Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Don’t get married empty-handed

Lomé 2015

Table Fan

The Moon

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Obaapa

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Eyes

Television

Television

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

flower

Rolls Royce

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Social recognition

Grotto

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Food|sugar

Sugar

Money

Staircase

Handcuffs

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Mama Benz

The Happy Family

Helmet

Love

Genito

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Tradition

Day and Night

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Lion

The Force

Big Bible

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Universe

Small Star

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

marriage

Hibiscus

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Voodoo

Aklepan

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

The Eye of My Rival

Education

ABC

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Congrès

Record

Icons on a pedestal

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Leaf trail

Food

Pepper Leaf

Bird

You leave, I leave