A high waisted, straight leg trouser. Features a hidden zipper closure on the front, side seam pockets, and a single welt pocket on the back. Made in from a sturdy, ivory coloured, handwoven silk-cotton blend with black and pink card suits appliqué.
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.
Size Small: Waist 28", Hip 38", Inseam 28.5", Length 40"
Size Medium: Waist 30", Hip 40", Inseam 29", Length 40.5"
Material: 50% cotton 50% silk
Made in Toronto.