Traditional Dashiki Caftan Dress Cotton Free Size Blue
TRADITIONAL DASHIKI CAFTAN DRESS ~ Outstanding Dashiki caftan made of 100% quality cotton. You will absolutely love the feel of this sateen cotton fabric. Deep hidden pocket on each hip. Easy open 14 inch nylon zipper in front which make these caftans great for nursing mothers. A lovely royal blue background with multi color accents. Design is on both sides. They can be machine washed cool/gentle and tumble dried.
Measurements are: One Size
Bust - up to 50 inches
Waist - up to 54 inches
Hips - up to 58 inches
Length - 48 inches
The word Dashiki originated in Nigeria. In Nigeria the Dashiki was worn for comfort in the hot climate. In America, it was worn to send a message. That was the situation when the Dashiki was imported into the English language in America in the late 1960s. The Dashiki rebelled against the fashions of the day: brightly colored instead of drab, loose instead of tight. It could be worn defiantly on occasions that normally would call for formal wear. The Dashiki was introduced as a way to protest society's disrespect for African Americans. It was a symbol of affirmation, standing for "black is beautiful," a return to African roots, and insistence on full rights in American society. The 1960s were the hippie era too, and whites in the counterculture sometimes adopted the Dashiki for its rebellious symbolism as well as its anti-mainstream fashion statement. The militancy of the 1960s has faded, but the Dashiki has not. It has become an ingredient of American fashion, a colorful, comfortable garment for all occasions.
Style and comfort~:-)