Gold and foil print head wrap / head tie / Headband / Scarf (3)
Handmade versatile african headwrap or scarf.
This is the classic Speedbird Print with a gold foil design.
Hirondelle: This is the french word for the Swallow bird. Swallows are a symbol of good luck.
In Togo the pattern was nicknamed ‘Air Afrique’ because the fabric was, at one time, used in the uniform of the local airline company in the 70’s.
Sika Wo Antaban means ‘Money has Wings’. In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money, if one is not careful, will fly away like a bird. This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments.
The Igbo people of Nigeria call the print ‘Eneke’ referencing a proverb from famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, where he explains that “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.”