Case Study: The African Pagne

The pagne: a staple of the West African wardrobe, worn by men and women alike, boils down to a humble yard of patterned fabric. The secret of their beauty lies in intricate, and sometimes off kilter, designs and the skilled hands that transform them into porte-able (after the French verb 'porter' to wear) masterpieces.  Old women have the market on most comfortable and creative clothing...







Even hair is art in Côte d'Ivoire.