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African Head Wrap/ Dhuku Workshop + Tracey Nyatsanza Mupedzi

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The Olive Tree Market

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street

Maitland, NSW 2320

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African Headwrap/ Dhuku Workshop + Tracey Nyatsa of The Perfect Dawn

Dhuku is the art and style of creating and wearing printed African headwraps. Whether you are a beginner, novice or just curious, don’t you worry Tracey will help will teach you the tricks of Dhuku in the fun hands on workshop! On the day you will learn 5-10 styles for different occasions-both casual and formal- and learn the mean and cultural significance of each style.

About the Workshop: Tracey will lead this hands on interactive Dhuku tying demonstration. Participants will learn:

  • 5-10 Contemporary Head wrap/Dhuku styles
  • How to incorporate Dhuku into your lifestyle at any time of the day
  • Wraps for special occasions

By the time you leave the workshop Tracey will make sure that you have confidently acquired simple, elegant, sophisticated tying styles which can be adapted to each participant personal style and tastes. The Dhuku Workshop can accommodate all ages including children.

About Tracey

From a young girl Tracey Nyatsa, owner of The Perfect Dawn, loved Dhuku- traditional African headwraps. Tracey learnt her knowledge of the artform from the women in her family- her mother, Aunty, and mainly her late Grandmother Manyara.

It is traditional for the older women in the family to pass on the knowledge of the traditions, and the meanings, associated with each Dhuku style. Different colours and styles have individual meaning and are work certain occasions. Some styles are for happy moments and others for more formal occasions like weddings.

Tracey moved to Australia from Harare in Zimbabwe in 2009 and started The Perfect Dawn, which specialises in African Accessories in early 2017.

Since starting her business in March 2017, and joining The Olive Tree Market, Tracey has had amazing an response from both African and non-African women and has been excited by the positive response and seeing young and old women wearing her head wraps and designs.

She has been particularly inspired by the many women who have approached her to buy the headwraps, and learn her head wrap styles, due to losing their her while undergoing treatment for cancer. This was the initial inspiration for Tracey to share her knowlege through holding this workshop. All women are welcome.

Tracey has also created many of her own styles and modern takes of traditional Dhuku wraps and believes that headwrap are perfect accessories for any season throughout the year.

When: 4pm-6pm. Saturday November 25th

Where: The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. 230 High Street Maitland.

Cost: $50 This includes the workshop and each participant takes home a

free waxed printed headwrap of their choice, usually priced at $40 individually without the workshop, as well as a handmade bracelet created by Tracey.

(Additional head wraps will be available on display and for sale.)

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Maitland Regional Art Gallery

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Maitland, NSW 2320

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