The Headwrap

known as iduku in isiZulu, dhuku in Shona, duku in Chichewa, and gele in Yoruba, headwraps holds indisputable signify across African cultures.
They come in different shapes and colours and are worn at celebrations, during funerals, as symbol of respect, are used to protect hair while one sleeps and have many more uses.

Whether as a religious or cultural statement, we can safely say that the headwrap will continue to hold significance across the African continent for years to come.


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