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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Tradition

Day and Night

Helmet

The Moon

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Food

Pepper Leaf

Otopa

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Eyes

Lion

The Force

Table Fan

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Big Bible

flower

Rolls Royce

Bird

You leave, I leave

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Lomé 2015

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Record

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Don’t get married empty-handed

Food|sugar

Sugar

Mama Benz

Money

Staircase

marriage

Hibiscus

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Congrès

Education

ABC

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Television

Television

Leaf trail

The Happy Family

Love

Genito

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Handcuffs

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

The Eye of My Rival

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Social recognition

Grotto

Family|flower

Fallen tree

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Voodoo

Aklepan

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Icons on a pedestal

Obaapa

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Universe

Small Star

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant