I remember as a kid, running away, scared to death of these masks. Each one of them looked frightening and powerful. They had the kind of power that made us kids lose ourselves ; and for some masks, men and women are even forbidden to see them altogether, to avoid being cursed. During my visit to Korhogo, I was able to rekindle with this heritage from northern Côte d'Ivoire, Yes, I was filled with terror then; but now I felt the sweet thirst of curiosity and adventure.
Forget about your denim shirt jacket. That’s boring now. Or, if you are still a huge fan of it - just like me - well, add some colors and cool patterns to the casual fit. The Kente Gentlemen clothing brand would like to introduce to you the Tradi-Jacket: a shirt jacket tailored with classic clothing architecture, yet presents a whole new design. The whole fit looks and feels like a denim jacket - but, with a twist.
In Côte d'Ivoire, the fabric is affectionately called "pagne Baoulé". The textile clearly finds its name and roots from the Baoulé, Akan people of Côte d’Ivoire, but is more so originating from the 16th century Ashanti Kingdom, which empire stretched from present-day countries of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.