Scarab Premiumfor this special and unique Ramie Linen Dashiki we take you back 5000 years to the Nile Valley in Ancient Egypt to bring you a top inspired by one of the most sacred symbols of the Ancient African world--The Scarab. Which was for the Ancient Egyptians a symbol of the heavenly cycle, or rebirth and regeneration. This is our premium edition made from premium crease-free linen for 2021 of one of our bestselling designs.
The Scarab top is made with an embroidery scarab beetle in the center of the design and is framed by Zigzag embroidery work famous in Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria. Two types of Sheriba (rope) frames the unique full front embroidery front.
Did you know: In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidae family (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs; this way, the larvae hatch and are immediately surrounded by food. For these reasons, the scarab was seenas a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day.
*All items are hand tailored and take approx 21 WORKING DAYS, special order items may take longer. * Please also not color reproduction on a computer screen is not accurate.
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All images are strictly for illustration purposes. Please contact us if you are concerned about any specific details you need because our clothes are handmade and vary; buttons may change, closures may be placket or loops, etc. Fabric, colors, embroidery is not something that can match 100%. We specialize in bespoke hand-crafted made just for your clothes. Any further customization is at your own risk. Communication of any design changes must be in one email and clear. However, we are creative people and our creativity is what you trust. Please make sure you clarify any customizations in an email (with order number) after purchasing as well as before. But we accept responsibility for the mistakes we make when there is a clear error on our part.
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 item 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. Our clothes 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. But it is impossible to carbon copy garments and our pictures and colors are only for illustration purposes.
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 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 is slightly late than slightly wrong. Special order items take a little longer. Please note that due to COVID-19 this information fluctuates daily.
All transactions are 100% secure. And handled by the Halaqah Media Group. Your account is not charged until we start customizing your order. We use PayPal and 2Checkout for all transactions. Both services protect and insure your purchase. So you are in safe hands.
Quality Control: Did you know each shirt we make spends 25 - 30 minutes being ironed and while being carefully ironed it undergoes a 10 point quality control?
1. Check the general quality of the item
2. Quality of construction
3. Fit, fitted on a human being and checked
4. Thread quality
5. fabric fade or damage check
6. Alignment check
7. embroidery integrity check
8. Size check and customization check against the order
9. Ironing quality
10. Packaging check