Quality unisex denim Jacket featuring the Iyoba Idia pendent mask design on the back of the jacket in high quality gold embroidery. The jacket features dual front and side pockets.
The jacket is made from 100% heavy-weight (13oz) natural denim that is still soft to the touch, with slight stretch. Ethically produced. The jacket brings together a classic denim design with African culture and history. Make a statement with this bold design.
The embroidered design on the jacket is the iconic image of a 16th century ivory pendent mask of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern day Nigeria. The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.
Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of an African leader.
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