In the African culture the head wrap used to be worn by married woman to show respect to their in-laws and other elders. But head wraps have become the latest fashion trend being worn by women of all races and women of all ages as a fashion statement. In South Africa the head wrap is widely known as the “doek” Afrikaans or “iduku” in Nguni or “tuku” Sesotho. In West Africa, head wraps are referred to as “gele” in Yoruba or “ichafu” in Ibo. Africa is known as a very bright and colourful continent, thus it is no surprise that the head wraps come in various bright colours and they are dominated by prints and beautiful patterns.
Head wraps can be worn in many different stylish ways, either covering the entire head or parts of the head. As a sign of respect some churches require that women wear head wraps during services times. The runways in fashion shows has seen head wraps being glamorized and they have become the must have accessory.
Ladies!! there is no excuse for you not to own a couple of head wrap, there are video tutorial on the internet on how to tie and wear your head wrap. It will be interesting to see which trend will take over from the head wrap phenomenon.