- OLOW « Japo » shirt
- Colour : Sky blue and off-white stripes
- Composition : 80% cotton poplin, 20% linen
- One buttoned chest pocket
- All the buttons are in corozo (palmtree pit)
* Made with Love in Portugal *
Victor wears a size Medium, he is 188cm tall and weight 74kg.
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A spanish word to describe vegetable ivory, corozo (or tagua) is the fleshy interior of the ivory palm fruit - called endosperm - originally from the Amazonian forest. It can be sculpted, changed and polished as easily as ivory. Corozo was first discovered in 1798 by Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón who set out to explore the Peruvian jungle of the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first people to use the palm fruit to create jewellery and objects were the Quechua Indians. Fishermen also worked with corozo, creating small receptacles and snuff boxes. In 1865, a steamer left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg with cargos of tagua on board. The Germans then discovered the vegetable ivory and began making buttons and small ornaments such as dice, thimbles, needle sheaths, jewellery and drawer knobs.
The word ‘poplin’ originates from the word ‘papelino’. The fabric, which dates back to the 15th century, was produced in the papal town of Avignon where the papelino fabric was made.
A weft yarn is threaded under a warp yarn and vice versa. Warp yarns are finer so outnumber the weft yarns.
This particular weaving technique gives it a qualitative aspect as well as appearing slightly satiny and downy. The material is versatile and lightweight, and generally used in the manufacturing of dresses, blouses and shirts.