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

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

Regular price £150.00
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The Brief
  • This is a strictly limited edition denim jacket
  • Historic art, craft, and traditions from Nigeria and Japan, were fused to create this garment.
  • This jacket is made from premium, rigid-raw, Japanese Kaihara selvedge denim.
  • The crafting method used to make this jacket included the use of vintage shuttle looms.
  • The mask design featured is an iconic piece of 16th century African art.
  • It is the  likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration.
  • This is ba old wearable expression of African culture & heritage.

 

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.  The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.

Iyoba Idia - warrior, politician, spiritual leader, adept politician, and protector of the Edo people. She was also known as the "The Hidden Oba" and remains a giant of true leadership.  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

 

 

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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