Semebene Dashiki 101

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$130.00
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Sembène Dashiki | Semene a dashiki to honor the 'father of African cinema.'  This rare classic uses a very and limited premium acid green linen. Our Dashiki is a return to the classic dashiki iconized in the '60s and '70s of the African American revolution. For this exclusive Dashiki we use African Dashiki wax print and zig-zag embroidery detailed in rope Sheriba. 

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Sembène Dashiki | Semene a dashiki to honor the 'father of African cinema.'  This rare classic uses a very and limited premium acid green linen. Our Dashiki is a return to the classic dashiki iconized in the '60s and '70s 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 2018 version is featuring a rare and premium wax print. The KMT and the Khufu are the top of the line of our Dashiki series. This product is extremely exclusive. 

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 back yoke, and a welt or outside pocket.


Ousmane Sembène (1987) by Guenter Prust.jpg

Ousmane Sembène (French: [usman sɑ̃bɛn]; 1 January 1923 or 8 January 1923[ – 9 June 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and he has often been called the "father of African film

 African Americans wearing Dashiki in the 1960's

 


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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.


CARE

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


SIZES

Please check with our size chart before orderingAs 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.


BESPOKE

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. 


SHIPPING TIME

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. 


SECURE
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

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