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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Voodoo

Aklepan

Otopa

Bird

You leave, I leave

Mama Benz

Food

Pepper Leaf

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Money

Staircase

Education

ABC

Obaapa

Food|sugar

Sugar

Social recognition

Grotto

Lion

The Force

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Television

Television

Table Fan

Universe

Small Star

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Lomé 2015

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Eyes

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Handcuffs

Helmet

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

The Eye of My Rival

Leaf trail

marriage

Hibiscus

Family|flower

Fallen tree

flower

Rolls Royce

Icons on a pedestal

Record

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

The Moon

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

The Happy Family

Big Bible

Don’t get married empty-handed

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Congrès

Tradition

Day and Night

Love

Genito

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living