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The Short Story Behind African Headwraps
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Now you're probably aware of Headwraps, they come in many colours, sizes and patterns and are used for various different occasions. Now, depending on where you grew up you may never have noticed when you actually started seeing or using headwraps yourself however, what you probably don't know is the cultural meaning behind some of these headwraps. Now depending on where you come from the headwrap has different names. For example in Nigeria you'd call it a Gele, in Botswana a Tuki and in Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe it's called a Duku. Despite the various names the African headwrap has...