50% of the proceeds from the sale of this piece will go to the Black Legal Action Center. Each top is made to order, please allow 1-2 weeks before shipping.
A dramatic silhouette made in an appliquéd cotton. Features a blouson curtain-pleated sleeve and fitted corset bust. Fully lined in cotton with a hook and eye closure.
The fabric used for 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 proclaim the strengths of the company they represent and ridicule the weaknesses of their opponents.
Size Extra Small: Bust 31", Waist 25", Length 11.5", Sleeve 14"
Size Small: Bust 33", Waist 27", Length 11.5", Sleeve 14"
Size Medium: Bust 35", Waist 30", Length 12", Sleeve 14"
Size Large: Bust 37", Waist 32", Length 12", Sleeve 14"
Material: 100% cotton
Mecha wears size Small.