Batakari "Ghana Smock" Green, Blue, Gray

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Delivery weight: 6 lb

A Ghanaian smock is a plaid shirt that is similar to the dashiki, worn by men in Ghana. There are also female versions of it. The smock is also called a fugu or a batakari in the northern region, dansika in Frafra, futik in Kusaal both in the upper east region.  It is worn by kings in the three northern regions but is now popular across Ghana and even southern Burkina Faso.The smock originated in the northern region of Ghana.

The smock and Kente cloth are the national dress of Ghana. Kente cloth originated in the southern region of Ghana.

The smock is made of handloomed strips of Kente fabric that are three to four inches in width. The strips are sewn together by hand or machine giving the smock a plaid appearance. Most smocks have embroidery on the neckline.

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