The Afro Wrap

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Hi Friends

As the title of this post suggests “The Afro Wrap”, this post is going to be all about African fashion about head wraps and dress wraps. I have tried to create a chic African head wrap and D-I-Y African wrap dress with a printed Dupatta. But first let’s talk about the history of these African fashion trends.

What is the Afro Wrap

With this term I am covering two aspects of Africa fashion trends, which are:

  • African Head Wrap

  • African Dress Wrap

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The African Head Wrap:

This African fashion trend of wearing printed head scarfs is a very popular fashion trend. It is known by different names- Gele in Nigeria and Tignon in West Africa

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This Afro fashion trend has inspired many to create a boho chic look and not just restricted to Africa alone.

However, if we talk about African fashion history, the concept of tying a head wrap is not just a fashion statement rather it’s a symbol of courage and rebellion for the Afro American women. Rebellion against loss of self identity and courage to evoke an image of their homeland during slavery.

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Also, the style in which the head wrap is tied in Africa, can tell you the status of the woman- whether she is married, unmarried or a widow.

It has a huge cultural significance for them.

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The African Dress Wrap

Traditionally known as The Kanga, in Africa- this is the African wrap around dress. Again, there are different styles of tying a wrap dress , but I have tired to attempt the traditional wrap.

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I have tried to create a Do-It-Yourself Wrap dress using a vibrant printed dupatta. African prints are very bold and bright, hence this choice of dupatta.

Furthermore, I have accessorized using silver handcuff and have worn turquiose choker as an anklet.

Also, I am wearing Big chunky hoop earrings-Afro style.

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Words from the Blogger

What inspires me about this Trend

Like I mentioned above, the Afro head wrap is not just a fashion statement- its much more. As a woman, I feel empowered to know that how Afro American women used a headscarf for voicing their opinion. That is what art, music and fashion is all about– not just entertainment but for a greater cause. To stir a change. That’s why I chose to blog about this 🙂

Let me know your thoughts down below!

Till Then,

Keep It Stylish!

XoXo,

Bulbul

 

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