Whenever it comes to the choice of fabric in the West African state of Mali, the style of “bazin” always pops up. Unlike the use of tailored suits for formal occasions, Malians are often spotted for their colorful damask that has stayed popular among both old and young generations. Call it a crave for fashion or a new dispensation of Malian fashion, this form of clothing has not only caught the attention of the world but also brought to light the potential of the fabric for tourism, business, and commerce. Here are some of the best collections of bazin, a hand-dyed cotton, as captured by Reuters Photojournalist Joe Penney.
Lifestyle May 13, 2016 at 04:40 am