Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)
Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)
Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)
Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)
Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)
Limited Edition:  Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)

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Limited Edition: Iyoba Idia Embroidered 'Gap' Japanese Selvedge Denim Jacket (Unisex)

Regular price £149.99
Tax included.

The Brief
  • A strictly limited edition customised denim jacket 
  • An original top-end  'Gap' denim jacket customised by us Aṣọ
  • Historic art, craft, and traditions from Nigeria and Japan, are fused to create this jacket.
  • A jacket made from premium, rigid-raw, Japanese Kaihara selvedge denim.
  • The traditional crafting method used to make this jacket includes the use of vintage shuttle looms.
  • The mask design featured is an iconic piece of 16th century African art- Kingdom of Benin.
  • The mask is the  likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, licon, leader, warrior, and inspiration. 
  • The mask is a bold wearable expression of African culture & heritage.

 

The Jacket
This is customised original Gap selvedge denim jacket.   We have added some exceptional gold-thread  embroidery  to create something special, and original.  

The Icon - Iyoba Idia
The world should know her name.  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.  The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iJat3eyWag

http://rainqueensofafrica.com/2012/11/iyoba-idia-the-hidden-oba-of-benin/

http://www.cultureindevelopment.nl/News/Heritage_Africa/683/Queen_Idia_Mask's_sale_sets_Sotheby's_against_art_world

 

 

The Sizes

 

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

Chest Width (cm)

47

51

55

58

61

Centre Front Body Length (cm)

48

52

55

59

61

 

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