Iyoba Idia Mask “Shadow” T-Shirt Dress MK II (Ivory Mask)

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£39.99  

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A remix of one of our most popular items. Original women’s 100% combed medium-weight cotton ethically produced T-shirt dress. Features cap sleeves, slight stretch, smooth stitching, and an exceptional fine and comfortable finish. Medium is approximately 32" (81.3cm) in total length. It can be worn by itself, with leggings, or over jeans.

This design features the iconic image of a 16th century ivory pendent mask of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the 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. For more information see:

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

 

Sizes Guide:

 

S

M

L

XL

2XL

Size

Euro

(inches)

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

46-48

Size

UK

8-10

10-12

12-14

14-16

16-18

Chest

(cm)

76-81

81-86

91-97

102-107

112-117

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