Everything we see has a story behind it, even the brightly colored embroidered dashiki fabrics. Dashiki originate from West Africa countries, the name derived from the Hausa word ʼdan ciki’ meaning shirt, although some call it Angelina print. It bears different cultural necessities and has mostly been used to create tunics or shirts that are worn during hot climate. Back in 1960’s dashiki was worn as a way to protest society’ s disrespect for African Americans. It was a symbol of black unity and pride indicating the return to the African roots, and demand on full rights in American society.
Today dashiki is not just about tunic and t-shirts alone, many designers are creating flattering and stunning outfits from dashiki fabric including my balloon top. Dashiki is worn in various part of the world but it still represents a deep cultural connection with the African continent. Wanna rock dashiki get the fabric to your best seamstress or purchase from online stores OLX or Jumia. If you find a nice place where people can purchase some, please create the awareness by commenting on this post.