AFRICAN WOMEN AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEAD-WRAP

AFRICAN WOMEN AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HEAD-WRAP

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      The Africa woman head-wrap (popularly called the DHUKU) holds a distinctive position in the history of African dress both for its longevity and for its potent significations.      It endured the travail of colonialism and never passed out of fashion. The Dhuku represents far more than a piece of fabric wound around the head. This distinct cloth head covering has been called various names like ‘head rag’, ‘head-tie’, ‘head handkerchief’, ‘turban’, and ‘head-wrap’.      The head-wrap usually covers the hair, being held in place by tying the ends into knots close to the skull. As a form of...

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