Oversized/unisex fit vest with an eight mother of pearl button closure and a small welt pocket. Features a long pointed front hem, and straight hem across the back. The two front points of the vest are adorned with hand cast brass amulets in the shape of a snake and bird on a tree.
The Amulet collection is a collaboration between 100% SILK and jeweller Daniel Mawuli Quist. Lost-wax brass casting was developed by the Asante people in Ghana to make objects for gold transactions, such as weights and canisters. Like their forefathers, Ghana’s brass casters begin the process of making metal articles by sculpting in beeswax. The wax form is painted with a paste of fine charcoal and water and covered in a mold of coarse palm fibers and clay. Finally, the wax is poured out and replaced by molten brass. The finished brass piece is polished with palm nut fibers and sand over several days.
Size Small: Bust 41”, Waist 41”, Length 17”, Shoulder 14”3/4
Size Medium: Bust 43”, Waist 43”, Length 17”3/4, Shoulder 15”1/4
Size Large: Bust 45”, Waist 45”, Length 18.5”, Shoulder 15”3/4
Made with hand-woven cotton, and original brass amulets hand cast in Kumasi, Ghana exclusively for 100% SILK. Lined in cotton voile. Dry clean only.