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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Eyes

Leaf trail

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Helmet

Icons on a pedestal

Handcuffs

Lion

The Force

Don’t get married empty-handed

Social recognition

Grotto

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Record

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Lomé 2015

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

marriage

Hibiscus

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Obaapa

flower

Rolls Royce

The Happy Family

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Congrès

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Television

Television

Universe

Small Star

Otopa

Love

Genito

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Mama Benz

Table Fan

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Tradition

Day and Night

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Bird

You leave, I leave

Education

ABC

The Eye of My Rival

Big Bible

Food|sugar

Sugar

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Voodoo

Aklepan

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Money

Staircase

The Moon

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Food

Pepper Leaf