Afrisocks Burkina Dashiki Socks
“Burkina” means “honest” or “upright” in the Mossi language spoken in Mali, Togo, and Burkina Faso.
This pattern is modelled after the Dashiki, a design popularised in the 1960s by African American liberation activists. The shape of a tradition Dashiki garment is a loose-fitting pullover which originated in West Africa as a functional work tunic for men.
The socks are 90% Cotton, 8% Polyamide, and 2% Elastan.
Unisex premium designer cotton socks.
ONE SIZE FITS MOST: 40-46 Men’s size (US 7-13), Women’s size (8-13)
Designed in Ghana
Only 2 left in stock
Afrisocks Burkina Dashiki Socks is inspired by traditional African dashiki patterns
Traditionally Kente cloth was made of very colorful silk and cotton. Different ethnic groups in have different types of kente fabric using different cloth strips and colours. The word kente is pronounced as ken-ten, meaning woven basket in Ghanaian Akan dialect.
Originally, Kente was woven cloth worn by chiefs and royal families. Nowadays Kente became popular, and is used by many West Africans in Ghana and beyond.
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