African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
African traditional attire jacket - Afrilege
Bamileke

African traditional attire jacket

Regular price $150.00


African traditional jacket

These jackets are replica of traditional jackets worn by high priests of secrets societies in some African tribes like the Bamileke in the Grasslands, Cameroon. 
They wore these jackets when celebration the release ( graduation) of high priests after a long period of initiation. The clothes used to be hand woven with dyed raffia fibers and sisal fibers. The original ornaments were cowrie shells, snail shells, bronze bells, animal teeth and small bones, and other figurines and objects of worship. Nowadays, raffia fabrics have been replaced by modern fabrics and the ornaments are just replica figurines of the original model, except for shells.

100% cotton

*** Each jacket is slightly unique in fabric pattern and decoration. 

Origin: Cameroon

 

To choose the correct size for you, please measure your body before placing your order.

HOW TO MEASURE

Bust: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your chest.

Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your natural waist, generally around the belly button. To ensure a comfortable fit, keep one finger between the measuring tape and your body.

Hips: With your feet approximately 6" apart, measure around the fullest part of your hips. This area usually corresponds to the top of your legs.

Women's Size Chart

 

BUST

WAIST

HIP

CM INCH CM INCH CM INCH
XS 78 30.75 62 24.5 86 33.75
S 84 33.25 66 26 94 37
M 94 37 74 29.25 104 41
L 102 40.25 84 33 114 45
XL 110 43.25 94 37 124 48.75
2XL 114 45 100 39.45 128 50.5
3XL 120 47.25 106 41.75 136 53.5

Men's Size Chart

BUST

WAIST

HIP

SLEEVES

OUTSEAM

CM INCH CM INCH CM INCH CM INCH CM INCH
XS 91-96 36-38 76 30 92 36.5 61 24 102 40.25
S 96-101 38-40 80 31.5 98 38.6 61 24 104 41
M 106-111 42-44 88 34.5 106 41.75 62 24.5 106 41.75
L 114-119 45-47 94 37 110 43.5 63 24.75 108 42.5
XL 121-127 48-50 98 38.6 114 45 64 25.25 110 43.3
2XL 132-137 52-54 104 41 120 47.25 65 25.6 111 43.66
3XL 139-142 55-56 113 44.5 126 49.6 66 26 112 44