DASHIKI FULL SWIMSUIT
INSPIRATION & DESIGN
The dashiki has a rich history, and originates as a West African fashion. At one time, it was a shirt that covered the entire chest and it was equally popular in a longer version, the grand boubou. It wasn’t simply a fashion statement. It was loose-fitting and the fabric light enough to be suitable attire for wearing in the sun and intense heat, so suited the West African climate well.
The dashiki made the transition to American culture during the 1960s, when it became a symbol of affirmation to the struggles of African Americans in the USA at that time. It was first manufactured in Harlem during that era. Now, the dashiki is popular across the globe.