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.