BY Charles Ayitey, 4:40am May 13, 2016,

Bazin Fabric Showcases Mali Fashion

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.

Last Edited by:Deidre Gantt Updated: May 13, 2016


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