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

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Leaf trail

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Universe

Small Star

Television

Television

Bird

You leave, I leave

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

marriage

Hibiscus

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Handcuffs

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

flower

Rolls Royce

Food|sugar

Sugar

Obaapa

Congrès

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Mama Benz

Icons on a pedestal

Big Bible

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

The Happy Family

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Record

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Helmet

Tradition

Day and Night

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Voodoo

Aklepan

The Eye of My Rival

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Love

Genito

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Money

Staircase

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

The Moon

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Education

ABC

Food

Pepper Leaf

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Eyes

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Social recognition

Grotto

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Lion

The Force

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Don’t get married empty-handed

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Otopa

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Lomé 2015

Table Fan

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale