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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Lion

The Force

Baby|Children|Family

The head of the family

Pekalongan|Television Show

Good Living

Social recognition

Grotto

Record

Love

Genito

Angelina fabric - Angelina african cloth

Angelina

Voodoo

Aklepan

Family|flower

Fallen tree

marriage

Hibiscus

Education

ABC

Family|Leopard

The Household Gravel

Bee|Fish

Fish Scale

august meeting|competition|horse

Jumping horse

Bird|Money

Speed Bird

Bird

You leave, I leave

The Moon

Mama Benz

Leaf trail

Don’t get married empty-handed

Icons on a pedestal

Bag|Obama

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag

Home|Onion|Unity

Onion

Money

Barclay’s Bank

Food|sugar

Sugar

The Happy Family

Universe

Small Star

Brain|Kofi Anan

Kofi Annan’s Brains

Kwame Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Pencil

Eyes

Anansi|Folklore|Spider|Spirit

Anansi’s Spiderweb

Big Bible

Money

Staircase

Lomé 2015

Food

Pepper Leaf

Love

Santana Vlisco

Santana

Television

Television

The Eye of My Rival

Car|Congo|Netherlands|Second World War|Wealth

Six Bougies

Tradition

Day and Night

flower

Rolls Royce

advice|daughter|macaroni

Advice

Bridge|Chameleon|Life

Cha cha cha

sugar

Sugar Cane Plant

Handcuffs

Obaapa

Papa Wemba|War

Village Molokai

Table Fan

Dynamite|Love

Love Bomb

Diamond|hat

Na You Biko

Otopa

Congrès

Beauty|Woman

Awoulaba

Gossip|King

King’s Chair

Helmet