The evolution of the headwrap
A fashion statement with a complex history
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Headwraps and headscarves have been worn for centuries, but in recent years they’re making a comeback in the fashion world along with the natural hair movement. Indeed, they have a long and complex history with deep significance in African culture.
The headwrap originated in Africa and had different styles and significance depending on the culture. After the slave trade began, they took on a new, darker meaning for enslaved African Americans. But where do they stand today?
Let’s take a look at the journey of the headwrap from its origins to current day. Click through this gallery to find out more.
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