Head wraps though made popular for its use by the African natives, is now used across the continents for a dress style. The headgear, as it is often called in places like Nigeria, is strongly used attire for many occasions especially the traditional events such as a wedding engagement and the festivals.
Head wraps often serve as a complement to many native wears in the African descent and probably other nations where it is getting popular in use. At the moment, there are a lot of touches on it to blend with modern dress styles in Europe and America.
Here are four things you’ll relate with the use of head adorning wraps:
The traditional head wrap is made of thick cotton or wool. The quality prints of fabrics are used and which often take the color of your major wear. Cool fabrics other than the native cotton can be used as well. The modern head wraps are minimal design in nature, unlike the traditional ones. You’ll find some known celebrities adorning these head wear.
All about head wrap can be pictured in the style worn by the wearer. Before now, funny style names like ‘satellite’ and others were popular in the African countries.
It is common today to have simple styles such as the spiral headband, the loop head and knots adorning latest fashions and attires.
One major issue that has characterized the wearing of the head wrap in the past is the tying process. It was then a hard nut to crack then because of some complexities in design styles. With today’s simple look of the head wrap, it should be no problem getting around this process to having your own custom tying or the regular styles.
Occasions determine what head wraps are suitable in sub-Saharan African women dressing. With the high rich culture of the natives, traditional issues are always prominent.
In this modern era, there is no limiting factor anymore to the occasion where you can have a head gear worn if it is not on official duty.