A collarless, open front blazer with long sleeves. Features deep front pockets with black silk buttons. 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 proclaim the strengths of the company they represent and ridicule the weaknesses of their opponents.
Size Small: Shoulder 14", Bust 40", Sleeve 26.5", Length 30"
Size Medium: Shoulder 15", Bust 42", Sleeve 27.5", Length 31"
Material: 50% cotton 50% silk, lined with 100% SILK
Made in Toronto.