Entry from British & World English dictionary
A strip of decorative material worn around the head by women.
- Although feathers remained, hats, headwraps and heavily-decorated headpieces helped to enhance costumes.
- First held in 1966, the ball reflected a new ‘Black is Beautiful’ ethos that flaunted African robes, headwraps, and natural hairstyles.
- The hip and happening days of Acid Jazz in the late 1980s saw the brief flourishing of ‘jazz - rap’, all conscious lyrics and African headwraps, the marriage of ‘live’ jazz, DJ technique and rapped lyrics.
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