Every bride to be this days is into the “aso ebi” packaging; once a lady becomes engaged the next step is to prepare for the wedding and the list of things she needs to do includes picking out a common cloth for her friends and family. While some people have come out to speak up on the fact that this culture have become corruptible what they fail to see is the concept and significance of the “aso ebi”.
The aso ebi culture is a beautiful belief; the Yoruba tribe used it to imply togetherness and unity in a particular family and clan. It was a form of identifying the family and although in recent times friends spot their own aso ebi at weddings the reality is the fact that it means the same thing. A bride’s friends are also her family and she wants you to identify them, she wants them to stand out from the crowd. We all know that there are so many invited and probably non-invited guest at weddings and so this concepts tries to single out those that are close to the bride.
While we can go on and on about the concept of the “aso ebi” we must also look at the reason why it is important today. Being in a group is a form of identity on its own but there is no singularity, everyone is the same, everyone sews the same style (yes lovelies there are groups like that). It is one thing to look like the same match in the box of matches and it is another to actually be the box, while you have gotten the aso ebi, you are under no obligation whatsoever to sew the same style, therefore if you are an aso ebi junkie, you love the concept but you want to stand out then look no further as we have interesting aso ebi styles in the gallery below that you can get sewn, check them out:
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