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"Aso-Ebi" is a Yoruba language term used to connote a uniform cloth material usually chosen for family members and friends of celebrants at Weddings, Funerals, Coronation etc. "ASO"meaning cloth and "EBI" meaning Family in Yoruba language. At weddings usually it is used to identify friends and family of the Bride and Groom. It is sometimes used to distinguish the guests of the bride and the groom, where the bride's guest may wear a particular color and the groom another, especially when it comes to "item 7"(refreshment time for the guests) LOL. It is also used to mark solidarity and co-operation. It is a very unique tradition that started with in the Yoruba culture and has spread to other Nigerian ethnic cultures. Aso-ebi styles have evolved over time and has become an art especially with wedding guests trying to outshine each other with beautiful designs. The Aso-ebi craze has also extended into wedding cakes, beautiful designs have been incorporated into wedding cakes that they stand out at wedding ceremonies. Below, I will share 5 beautiful pictures of some of these cakes I found on some Nigerian Wedding blogs and Instagram. I couldn't resist but to write and post about some of them. Enjoy!
"GEORGE" Material Inspired Cake
"GEORGE" is a very popular
cloth material used mainly by the Eastern and South-Southern part of Nigeria. It
is a very expensive material that connotes a lot of class and elegance. Its
incorporation into the cake just symbolizes Class and Elegance of the Bride and
Groom. Its something worth imbibing.
1. "GEORGE" Material Inspired Cake
"GEORGE" is a very popular cloth material used mainly by the Eastern and South-Southern part of Nigeria. It is a very expensive material that connotes a lot of class and elegance. Its incorporation into the cake just symbolizes Class and Elegance of the Bride and Groom. Its something worth imbibing.
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2. "Ankara" Material Inspired Cake
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3. "Ankara"Material Inspired Cake
This beautiful Ankara inspired wedding cake, I stumbled upon on
Instagram and couldn't take my eyes off it that I had to post it. The colour contrast on this cakes makes it very unique and beautiful. Its a wedding cake idea worth imbibing.
4. Aso-Oke Inspired Wedding Cake
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Aso-Oke is a hand woven fabric made by the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. Aso oke means cloth on top in literal English language. Usually woven by men, the fabric is used to make men's gowns, called Agbada, women's wrappers, called iro, and men's hats, called fila.(wikipedia). There are three different types of aso-oke worn by the Yoruba people. ere are three types of traditional aso oke worn by Yoruba people
- Alaari - a rich red aso oke
- Sanyan - a brown and usually light brown aso oke
- Etu - a dark blue aso oke.
Aso oke fabrics are usually worn with aran, a brown velvet with concentric designs. Its with this beautiful qualities that incorporating it into a wedding cake will definitely make it stand out.
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5. "Lace"Material Inspired Wedding CakeLace materials usually connotes wealth and elegance at weddings. They are very sophisticated pieces of fabric and are usually expensive. This beautiful lace inspired wedding cake beams class and elegance and it is a must-imbibe wedding idea.
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