Backless waistcoat with rouleau halter straps at the neck and waist. Three button front closure with darting along the bust to keep a beautiful feminine shape embedded in the design. Adorned with four hand cast brass amulets.
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.
Measurements taken of the front waistcoat laying flat, with adjustable straps at neck and waist.
Size Extra Small: Bust 16”, Waist 16.5”, Length 14”3/4
Size Small: Bust 17”, Waist 17.5”, Length 15”
Size Medium: Bust 18”, Waist 18.5”, Length 15”1/4
Size Large: Bust 19”, Waist 19.5”, Length 15.5”
Size Extra Large: Bust 20”, Waist 20.5”, Length 16”
Material: 100% handwoven cotton with voile lining, silk rouleau straps and brass amulets.