Sunday, November 3rd 2013 @4pm (SEATS: $20...JOIN AT: http://www.meetup.com/Inspirit-Arts/events/146736512/
Yendys Nefer-Atum at:
The Cowrie Shell Center
77 Somers Street/grd flr
Brooklyn Ny 11233
Call: 347-635-3676 or 718-221-2051
Head Wrapping or Head Decoration is an important part of everyday African dress. Head wraps are common cloth fabric adornments for covering ones hair.
They beautify the wearer and protect against the sun.
In a typical African headwrap, a length of plain or patterned cotton cloth fabric is wound around the head to create a variety of different looking styles. Some styles are intended to provide padding to make it easier to carry heavy items on top of the head. Headwraps are most commonly worn by women in the south and west of Africa, but men in some regions also wear headwraps.
Ancient African queens wore a variety of head garments, not all of which were wraps. The royalty of Nigeria and the nearby West African region wore head wraps, but the queens of Nubia and Egypt wore headdresses
Head wrapping is an art form; so practice, practice and more practice and I promise you that with time, perseverance and your own unique sense of style and comfort, the sacred art and act of head wrapping makes a beautiful you!