N'Zi II
N'Zi II
N'Zi II

N'Zi II

$ 95.00
Model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wears size S
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The N'Zi II, tailored and fitted, short sleeve shirt is inspired by the flow and nurturing qualities of the Bandama and particularly the N'Zi rivers. The two waters surround the triangle shaped Baoulé region of Côte d’Ivoire, formerly known as the N'Zi-Comoé.  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.
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All orders ship worldwide from our inventory bases in Abidjan, Paris, and New York City.
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Check for length specifications on our size guideIf 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.
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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.