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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advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Lion

The Force

Congrès

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Table Fan

Mama Benz

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

marriage

Hibiscus

Universe

Small Star

Lomé 2015

flower

Rolls Royce

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Education

ABC

Voodoo

Aklepan

Television

Television

The Eye of My Rival

Helmet

Social recognition

Grotto

Record

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Money

Staircase

The Moon

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Icons on a pedestal

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

The Happy Family

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Food|sugar

Sugar

Big Bible

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Obaapa

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Eyes

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Otopa

Tradition

Day and Night

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Love

Genito

Leaf trail

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Handcuffs

Bird

You leave, I leave

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Food

Pepper Leaf

Don’t get married empty-handed