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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Big Bible

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Otopa

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Eyes

Leaf trail

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

marriage

Hibiscus

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Television

Television

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Universe

Small Star

Don’t get married empty-handed

Helmet

Bird

You leave, I leave

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Food|sugar

Sugar

Obaapa

Lion

The Force

flower

Rolls Royce

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Handcuffs

Table Fan

The Moon

Congrès

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Voodoo

Aklepan

Mama Benz

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Money

Staircase

Education

ABC

Record

Love

Genito

Icons on a pedestal

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Lomé 2015

The Happy Family

Social recognition

Grotto

Food

Pepper Leaf

The Eye of My Rival

Tradition

Day and Night