The Pochette is a luminous ivory coloured, box-shaped bag with icy blue diamond-shaped appliqué. Features multi-coloured vintage cotton cord closure and contrasting black lining.
The fabric used in this garment was appliquéd by hand at Baba Issaka’s Asafo flag workshop in Swedru, Ghana. The Asafo or ‘war people’ of coastal Ghana were initially formed as competitive military organizations, called companies, that acted as middle men between Europeans and powerful African kingdoms in the colonial period. The flags they bore were an imitation of European regalia, but were adapted to reflect local wisdom and proverbial language. Most pro-claim the strengths of the company they represent and ridicule the weaknesses of their opponents.
Width 5", Length 7", Height 8.5"
Inez is 5'9" and wears with 100% SILK Serafina Dress in Orchid.
Material: Handwoven 50% silk 50% cotton blend
Made in Toronto.