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Cultural, Political and Spiritual Significance of the Headwrap

July 25, 2018

 

We are delighted to have headwraps by the amazing Maria Chantal (Rio) available via the Soul and Story boutique featuring Adinkra symbols.

 

But as with all of our items, there is a story behind each of them. And headwraps carry significant cultural, political and spiritual connotations for black women throughout the world. Understanding the history and how they became a symbol of pride and resistance in some cases over the years is worth learning about. 

 

Take a moment to check out these links to learn more.

 

 

As headwraps become more "in" we must not forget to understand the history behind them. For us today, headwraps are a fashion statement but for many before us, they were a form of resistance, a symbol of oppression and/or a social movement. 

 

We have beautiful wraps as featured in this post handmade in Rio by Maria Chantal in the colors of black, yellow and red, each feature unique Asante symbols that carry their own meaning. You're invited to check them out here.

 

About our headwraps

Collection created by the stylist Maria Chantal seeking to bring a knowledge about African culture, valorizano symbols and meanings, and consequently extolling the black aesthetics.The Adinkras are Asante symbols, civilization that lived in the region now known as Ghana.

 

Yellow Turban

This piece is handcrafted with the symbol Duafe, or wood comb. This Adrinka ​​symbolizes the feminine characteristics like patience, hygiene and eternal love.

 

Black Turban

This piece is handcrafted with the symbol Odo Nyera Fie KwanThe adinkra Odo Nyera Fie Kwan is the adinkra that says:"Love always knows the way home"A true love whose existence transcends all illusion.

 

Red Turban

This piece is handcrafted with Adinkra Funtunmfunafu dua consists of two crocodiles united by the stomach, if one of them eats the other also feeds as a consequence, because they are united by the stomach. We will continue together in the face of times so scarce and troubled for our black community. Unity is the key.

 

LEARN TO WRAP YOUR HEADWRAP! 1 MINUTE TUTORIAL CLICK HERE. (LINKS TO FACEBOOK)

 

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