STRIPES OF TRADITION- Introducing Urbanknit’s Listra Clutch

Urbanknit launches a new collection of handmade clutches known as the Listra Clutch made in a unique fabric from Southern Nigeria called Aso-oke.
April 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Urbanknit launches a new collection of handmade clutches. The envelope-style purse is known as the Listra Clutch and is made using vintage versions of the Nigerian fabric known as Aso-Òkè.

Aso-Òkè (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) is a hand loomed cloth woven by the Yoruba tribe of south west Nigeria. It is usually worn on formal occasions such as coronations, festivals, weddings and funerals. It is considered to be special and symbolic with certain colours and motifs appropriate for specific occasions.

The distinctive strips of cloth, their history, texture, colours are unique and make the Listra clutch a small part of a larger more elaborate and intricate picture.

The Listra clutch is available to purchase online at

Dolapo James, Creative Director of Urbanknit, says, “This line is special to us as it aims to highlight the beauty of traditional skill and artistry, combining the old and the new. We also believe that it fulfils our love for the beauty of simplicity”

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Urbanknit is an independent label established in 2004 creating handmade fashion accessories for those with a taste for something different.

The label has a range of handmade clutch bags, totes and pouches in carefully selected African print and Batik and woven cloth mixes as well as wool and cashmere scarves and cowls in the winter season.

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