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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Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Eyes

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

marriage

Hibiscus

Table Fan

Love

Genito

Universe

Small Star

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Obaapa

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

The Eye of My Rival

Education

ABC

Handcuffs

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Mama Benz

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Helmet

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

flower

Rolls Royce

Record

Lomé 2015

Big Bible

Icons on a pedestal

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Leaf trail

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Lion

The Force

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Food|sugar

Sugar

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

The Happy Family

Tradition

Day and Night

Social recognition

Grotto

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Television

Television

The Moon

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Bird

You leave, I leave

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Otopa

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Voodoo

Aklepan

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Don’t get married empty-handed

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Money

Staircase

Congrès

Food

Pepper Leaf