|Aso-Oko(House of Bellisimo)|
Tayo knew very well that Aso- Oke will be needed for her up-coming wedding. She became very confused about what colour, design and how to get the best quality Aso-oke Fabric for herself and her groom to-be. This challenge came up barely a few months to their wedding. However, the timely intervention of a friend, Doyin , an aso –oke fabric expert saved the couple the embarrassment. All Doyin needed to do was to show Toyin a few samples and give a guide on the design and colour to suit their dream day.
Now, do you know there are thousands of Toyins out there in the market place that you can make money out of - if only you just know what it takes to either come up with a design concept or you have what it takes to supply Aso-oke material to that individual, family or group hosting a big bash? Well, this is what our resource person, Doyin Ayoade, an Aso-Oke supplier, does to augment her make-over business.
Brief About Aso-oke
Aso-Oke is a weaved fabric. Cotton is used in making the threads used in weaving Aso-Oke and it is mostly planted during the rainy season between the month of June and July. However the cottons would be ready for harvesting between November and February of the following year. Most cases after harvesting the cottons are kept in the bar for spinning.
Aso-Oke is a short form of Aso Ilu Oke also known as Aso-Ofi meaning clothes from the up-country. It is the traditional wear of the Yorubas (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). Aso-Oke is a cloth that is worn on special occasions by the Yoruba's usually for chieftaincy, festivals, engagement, naming ceremony and other important events. The fabric is used to make men's gowns, called Agbada, women's wrappers, called iro, and men's hats, called fila.
Aso Oke for Special events
The beauty of Aso-Oke comes out more when it is taken as Aso-ebi (group of people e.g. couples,friends, families e.t.c). Because it comes in various colours one cannot but admire it when worn by a large group. The weaving of Aso-oke fabric started centuries ago amongst the Yoruba's but predominantly amongst the Iseyin's (Oyo-State), Ede (Osun State) and Okene Kogi State. Surprisingly, African countries like Ghana have taking to this trade and many of them operate here in Nigeria.
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To be Continued...