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1970s Traditional Ghanian Smock | 4XL

1970s Traditional Ghanian Smock | 4XL

Regular price £85.00 GBP
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An unusual find in the UK, this traditional smock type top is called a 'fugu' or 'batakari', and is usually worn by the men during ceremonies and festivals. Made from gonja cloth, which is woven from scratch and is very heavy, the stripe is hand dyed, and was originally made for Kings, but became used by the masses. It is a wonderful piece of social and textile history, as you can see the stitches to produce the smock, as well as the clever use of cheaper feed sack fabric to line the hem and create pockets.

Although this is shown on a female mannequin, and is traditionally worn by men, it can be worn by either gender.

We advise paying close attention to the actual measurements of the garment. Please get in touch if you have any questions.


• Blue, white and red striped fabric
• Handmade with wide stitched to seams
• Feed/flour sack material to the hem and the lined arm holes
• Rounded collar with notch front
• Sleeveless
• Hidden slip pockets either side
• Flared to the waist and hem like a smock, inserted godets for flare
• Made from a heavy weight textured cotton canvas type fabric
• No fastenings, designed to go over the head


There are a few marks, expected from age, and not seen due to the nature of the print. Shown in photos


Bust: 60in
Length: 28in at front, 32in at back

These are the measurements of the garment, we advise being 0.5in smaller that the dimensions stated.

How To Find Your Size

Doris our model is Bust: 33in, Waist: 24.5in, Hips: 35.5in, Height approx. 5ft 8in shown standing on her toes.

Care & Composition

Cotton, 30* wash


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For the UK:
Up to £20: £2.95
Up to £50: £4.35
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Oceana: £12 /£14.05 / £25.60
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