Oct 30th is National Dashiki Day

The dashiki has recently gained popularity due to celebrities, fashion icons, and trends as the “it-item”

However, the dashiki holds significance within the African-American community. This garment represents a connection with the black community and their African roots. Its origin can be traced to West Africa. In the 1960s and 70s, during the black power movement,  the dashiki was a symbol of self-love, independence, and beauty.

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Dashikis have progressed and upgraded to a variety of colors, styles, and designs. The tunic has transformed into different fashions such as dashiki dresses, hoodies, shorts, skirts, and even pants.

 

October 30, is National Dashiki Day. Pull out your piece, or pieces, or even dress the whole family up and display your black pride.

 

 

Damica Odom38 Posts

Tennessee State University. Future Fashion Journalist. "God is with her, she can not fail"

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