Gabaga is a Kanuri word for strips of native cloth before being sewn.
The fabric we used to make this blazer, is known as tetoura in Cameroon, or fugu/batakari cloth in Ghana. It is handwoven by a group of local handweavers from Foumban called Gic anab.
Tetoura is one of the most distinctive fabric from Western Cameroon which has gained national significance in the last couple of years.
With the evolution of fashion and style, fashion houses have begun to create fashion-forward dress pieces and garments from the Tetoura fabric.
It features a plaidish fabric, and was introduce in the Western region of Cameroon by the Sultan NJOYA. The technique was taught by Foulbe from Northern Cameroon. It was originally worn solely by kings, but now it is popular in the whole country.
Foumban is an artistic town in Cameroon. It takes 10 to 20 days to get a 60cm×4m strip of cloth, before sewing.
For that reason, kindly allow us up to 60 days to get you this original blazer.
The fabric is in 100% cotton from North Cameroon. Various designs can be made available in this fabric. Light it is perfect for hot temperatures. We can have it made heavy for cold season. Simply ask us if needed (no additional charge).
The blazer has long sleeves, and is meant to be worn open, except if a nice black/burgundy belt is added.
The blazer is completely lined. No sleeve pad is used, for the blazer to be light and comfy.
Gabaga blazer is part of our Kompali collection, inspired by the Musgum traditional house.
Feel free to send your measurements if not in our size table. Wholesale price is available. Kindly send us a message at [email protected] or call/whatsapp at +237 653 772 024. Price is negotiable.