Le Baoulé II, tailored and fitted, short sleeve shirt finds its name and roots from the Baoulé tribe of Côte d’Ivoire. The traditional fabric is originally handmade by local artisans using a tenth century technique:
Artisans, mostly women, use a drop-spindle tool to convert raw cotton into thread or yarn.
The yarn is traditionally dyed with natural dyes, either mineral or vegetable based, usually from indigo leaves.
Afterwhile, the colored threads are handwoven by the a local weaver into narrow warps of textiles which are sewn edge to edge to a form a full fabric.
Besides its quality and durability, the finished fabric also offers a wide range of geometric ikkat patterns and exciting color combinations.
All orders ship worldwide from our inventory bases in Abidjan, Paris, and New York City.
Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please contact us here to send in a request. We will respond to your demand as soon as possible. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
Machine wash in cold water, on a reduced spin. Hang dry, iron or press with starch.