PRE-ORDER Sika Dwa: A Homecoming

PRE-ORDER Sika Dwa: A Homecoming

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Please ensure that you read our pre-order policy before placing your pre-order.

Thank you for your interest in pre-ordering Sika Dwa, please read the following information on our pre-order process:

  • We will begin taking a limited quantity of 50 pre-orders at this time. First come, first serve.

  • We are offering our first 50 pre-orders a special price of $35.00.

  • Each design was custom made by Malaika Apparel. Malaika Apparel Co. owns the rights to this design.

  • Each wrap is made from 100% cotton & is lined with gold satin. This not only protects your hair, but makes the scarf reversible as well.

  • Promo codes can not be applied to this item because of the tedious custom process. Please place a seperate order if you'd like to use a discount code.

  • Dimensions: 22" x 72"

  • Wash cold with like colors. Hang to dry. Warm iron.

  • Because this is a very customized process, we expect to begin shipping the week of July 16th, 2018. If we are able to begin shipping earlier, we will communicate this to you via email.

  • We need to reach a total of 50 pre-orders by June 10th, 2018 to be able to begin shipping by the week of July 16th.

  • Throughout this pre-order process, we plan to be as transparent about processes & timing as we can be. We will be sending out bi-weekly updates, so check your email for any changes.

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Considering the deep and rich history of my maternal ancestry, the Asante people, this headwrap design means a lot to me. The print showcases the Golden Stool, or Sika Dwa Kofi (in Twi).

The Golden Stool of the Asante contains the soul or sunsum of the nation. Tradition has it that this stool, covered with pure gold, floated out of the sky and landed on the lap of the first Asantehene (Asante king), Osei-tutu. He unified the people in the 17th century. His chief priest, Okomfo Anokye, declared that the soul of the nation resided in this stool.

Many wars have broken out over the ownership of the royal throne. In 1896, Asantehene Prempeh I was deported rather than risk the loss of both the war and the throne. In 1900, a British governor demanded to be allowed to sit on the Golden Stool and ordered that a search for it be conducted. This provoked an armed rebellion known as the War of the Golden Stool (also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War,) which resulted in the annexation of Ashanti to the British Empire. The Golden Stool, however, had its sanctity preserved despite the unrest.

It is significant to note that this rebellion was led by a fearless woman named Yaa Asantewaa, who led the war against the British.

This design is to celebrate the resilience of not only the Asante people, but the women that have put their lives on the front line and are oftentimes forgotten when we tell the tales of our ancestors. This design is to continue to reclaim the history that colonizers attempted to take away from us, but couldn't.

This design also serves as an ode to Ghana 🇬🇭 & pays homage to the resilience of Ghanaians and diasporans who relentlessly fought against colonialism.

Photography: Rochelle Brock

Makeup: Melody Faith