The ‘fugu’ or smock is the most distinctive dress from northern Ghana which has gained national significance.
A Ghanaian smock is a plaid shirt that is similar to the dashiki, worn by men in Ghana. There are also female versions of it. The smock is also called Bun-nwↃ or Bana by Mamprusis, 'fugu or a batakari in the northern region,dansika in Frafra,futik in Kusaal both in the upper east region. It is worn by kings in the three northern regions but is now popular across Ghana. The smock originated in the northern region of Ghana.