Angisa, scarf, gele, head wrapping… these are all the words that are linked to the word Africa.
In all African Countries, the headscarf tradtion is present.
Each country has its own style and materials used for the head wrapping.
Its uses or meaning can vary depending on the country and/or religion of those who wear it.
In my country, Surinam (South America), the headscarf is called ” Angisa”. During slavery, the women used the angisa as a way to communicate. By wrapping the angisa a certain way the slave holders couldn’t understand the secret messages.
Nowadays, The headscarf is used as a modern accessory. It is a finishing touch to your outfit.
The use of a head scarf is cultural and involves design, styling and beauty.
In our YouTube video you can see our stylist, Miss Clair “tha Game” Wie, demonstrating how to wear headscarves.
Our lovely model is Miss Demelsa Watson, a famous Instagrammer, known for her wonderful natural hair.
Bebe Rose - From Tradition to Fashion
There are simple styles for everyday use, and then there are complicated, sophisticated styles used only during big events. Like weddings and birthdays. Where a professional stylist, like Claire Wielzen, will wrap your angisa and transform you into a queen. Headscarves are used as a fashion statement.