Not just a t-shirt – this is wearable African culture and heritage.
The art featured is of one of the most iconic pieces of 16th century African art.
The likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration.
This t-shirt makes a real statement. The wearer provides the signature.
Wearing this brings Edo & Nigerian heritage to everyone's attention. Representation matters.
Ethically made and sweat shop free.1 00% combed cotton
This design features 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.
The Icon - Iyoba Idia
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.
Original men’s 100% combed cotton ethically produced t-shirt with an exceptionally fine finish and comfortable finish.
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