Why not immortalize your own glory?
African leaders in the 60′s and onwards were apparently quick to adopt the tradition of regional chiefs and important members of the community distributing cloth to their local followers.
Why not commemorate your reign, immortalize your own glory, promote your agenda, campaign or simply the most basic of all promote yourself.
Samples of Commemorative fabrics from various Francophone African countries.
[Images via Adire African Textiles]