Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mali Celebrates Brilliance of Bazin

Models at Mali's annual Festi’Bazin, held in late October, strut the catwalk in crimson, indigo and neon green. The festival is devoted to bazin, a polished cotton fabric with a distinctive sheen, worn at most formal occasions. Mali produces the finest dyed brocade in the world and the dyeing and brocade-working sector employs an estimated 250,000 people in the capital, Bamako.

Images: Joe Penney/Getty

More: The Guardian

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