The Complex History of the Headwrap


 

Headwraps are a hair staple for many black women, and for good reason. Whether they’re worn to save us from a bad hair day, as a cultural marker, or to make a bomb-ass fashion statement, headwraps always come through.

They’re not just an U.S., y old accessory, though. Headwraps have a complex and politicized history in the U. S., that’s not commonly discussed.

head wrap

A new clip from Racked, unpacks the story of the headwrap, from it’s early use as a means of subjugating black women, to its transformation into a symbol of pride and resistance.

Headwraps carry more than just hair, their history is incredibly multilayered—just like the women who rock them.

Watch the clip here.

source: : http://www.okayafrica.com/in-brief/new-video-unpacks-history-headwrap/

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