Did you know that Dashikis were actually meant for men?
The word dashiki originates from a Yoruba word, Danshiki which means a loosely fitting pullover that was worn by West African men during the hot seasons. The Dashiki has become Africa’s pride with many people paying homage to their roots by wearing the iconic print.
The Dashiki continues to evolve, having been embraced by both men and women. Now, you can have the Dashiki fabric tailor-made into any garment, be it a coat, dress or skirt; whatever floats your boat. Still, the most common form of the Dashiki remains the Dashiki shirt that literally, everyone and their mother has.
They come in many colors, but the design is constant. They’re worn by everyone – men, women, the older generation as well as the young people. It’s perhaps the one clothing item that could be as overrated as hell yet timeless and forever enduring. In short, I’m trying to say that the Dashiki will never go out of style. It’s one of Africa’s gift to the world.