PRE-ORDER Strange Fruit Ankara Headwrap

PRE-ORDER Strange Fruit Ankara Headwrap

38.00 50.00

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

Thank you for your interest in pre-ordering Strange Fruit, 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 30 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 separate order if you'd like to use a discount code.

  • Dimensions: 22" x 72"

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

  • All final orders for this head wrap need to be made by December 9, 2018.

  • Because this is a very customized process, we expect to begin shipping the week of January 15, 2019. If we are able to begin shipping earlier, we will communicate this to you via email.

  • 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.

Photography: Rochelle Brock & Krystle Hennessy

Makeup: Melody Faith

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Written by Abel Meeropol in 1937, “Strange Fruit”  has been recorded as a song by Billie Holiday, & Nina Simone.

“Strange Fruit” (non-graphic song link attached) was blacklisted in the US for being “too controversial”, with its graphic depictions of the lynchings of African-Americans that took place at the beginning of the 20th century.

This design was created in memory of Nina Simone -- a revolutionary black woman who gave zero f**ks and did what her heart desired. Every single one of her songs tells a story. Whether you liked it or not. It was bits and pieces of her story that she shared and drew everyone into. The sadness and emotion heard as she performs "Strange Fruit" is relatable to many black bodies living and surviving in 2018 -- globally. 

As your wear this design, begin to tell the stories of those who never had the opportunity to speak their truth, the way in which Nina did. 

This is an ode to you, Nina Simone.

Medaase. Thank you. 

*We encourage you to click links for additional historical information.

Photography: Rochelle Brock

Makeup: Melody Faith