Dashiki 101 Aten (African American) is a return to the classic dashiki iconized in the 60's and 70's of the African American revolution. It echoes an era of African pride, looking to Africa as the original home of the Diaspora and wearing that culture without apology. This is the sun version-- loud and proud.
In redesigning the classic dashiki of the 60's we had one additional design consideration, to transform it from a casual top to a formal one, while retaining all that gave it its identity. We asked ourselves what was necessary to make it a premium occasion top, and went about adding everything we know to be premium, starting with high end West African zigzag embroidery, formal cuffs (long sleeve option only).
Two types of linen are available; Ramie linen (shown in photos) and Premium linen which is a little richer in color, but more matted in appearance and heavier in weight. But Both are beautiful. No two shirts are the same, the photo is an illustration of what the tailor will make for you.
*All items are hand tailored and take approx 21 WORKING DAYS, special order items may take longer. *
It is always best to hand-wash expensive garments or machine wash them alone as not to damage the fabric or the accents. Machine Wash Cold Gentle, Do Not Bleach, Iron Low Heat, Do Not Dry Clean, Do Not Tumble Dry
Please check with our size chart before ordering. As we cannot refund due to size error. Each display items comes with as much information so you can gauge which size is best for you. Most African clothing is worn loose. So a person who is large may choose an extra-large for a more flowing fit. Some sizes take longer and our expected transit time attempts to accommodate for all possible delays.
Ocacia designer range and other brands sold on this site are not mass manufactured. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. We cannot accept undamaged returns. Check sizes before ordering. These are uniquely handcrafted attire. As such there will be subtle variations from garment-to-garment. But the good news is that every garment is unique. And you know that you are wearing something tailored for you. If you want customized cuts you can contact us and discuss modification. There is a standard charge for this.
Ocacia designer range and other brands sold on this site are not mass manufactured. When you order we make the clothes just for you. A single tailor tailor makes your item just for you. We quote 21 working days, but orders usually are sent much sooner. We do not like to rush our work, and rather it be slightly late than slightly wrong. Special order items take a little longer. You can always contact us if you have any questions and get a rough idea about when we might finish. We have to work on a first come first serve bases, and if you need the item urgently please let us know and we will prioritize it for you.
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