Saving a Dying Culture. The Magic of the Aso-oke Exhibition
It was a rush of nostalgic feeling for me at the Aso-Oke, Woven Beauty Exhibition which was recently held at the Red Door Gallery Victoria island Lagos by Tunde Owolabi. It reawakened memories of my grandmother and her love for the priceless Aso Oke which she would wear to any special occasion. She owned a variety of colour’s from which she made her choice as the occasion demands.
The exhibition was held to revive and restore the glory days of Aso-Oke as a culture and tradition of the people. The event was graced by art patrons and lovers as well as culture advocates who wanted to witness a rejuvenation of a culture which was at the edge of extinction.
The Aso-Oke Weaving community from Iseyin Oyo State enlightened and dazzled the audience with the step by step method of how the Aso Oke is being made through simple strings of wool.
The Exhibition was an act worth emulating to safeguard and preserve our cultures from possible extinction and perpetration.
Enjoy Pictures from the Event Below.