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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Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Otopa

The Happy Family

Icons on a pedestal

Education

ABC

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Family|flower

Fallen tree

flower

Rolls Royce

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

marriage

Hibiscus

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Lomé 2015

Tradition

Day and Night

Helmet

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Food

Pepper Leaf

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

Money

Staircase

Leaf trail

Congrès

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Eyes

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Bird

You leave, I leave

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Lion

The Force

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

The Eye of My Rival

Don’t get married empty-handed

Food|sugar

Sugar

Social recognition

Grotto

Voodoo

Aklepan

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Universe

Small Star

Record

Mama Benz

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Love

Genito

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Table Fan

Television

Television

Big Bible

Obaapa

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Handcuffs

The Moon

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living