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Deeper Than Wrap

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

The beautiful Head wrap, called idukel in Isizulu, Tukwi in Botswana, Moussor in Senegal, Duku in Chichewa, Turbante in Brazil, Igele for the Yoruba's and Ichafu Isi for the Igbo's in Nigeria. It is a piece of fabric sewn to perfection and then tied around the head.

The history of head wraps is traced to the sub- Saharan Africa, and for different people and culture, the head wraps represent so many important traits. The head wrap is not specific to a particular group of people but is differentiated by the forms, types of fabrics, and the reasons for using head wraps.

In some regions, the head wrap is used to identify a hierarchical social system based only on wealth. In these settings, some royal women will differentiate themselves from others by wearing specially made headwraps.

In parts of South Africa, women wrap their hair when an official visits, when they want to visit in-laws or as a sign of respect when visiting a top member of their society. Head wraps can also be worn as a representation of one’s spiritual beliefs.

It’s deeper than wrap for us. It’s culture and style wrapped, tied, twisted and tucked in to perfection. Head wraps are gorgeous accessories that instantly add an essence of class and regality to every outfit. How do you wear your wrap?

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