versatile wrap-up styles | artisan made | 100% cotton
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Basankusu Head Wrap
Pre-designed with two 15" straps sewn at the base, allowing for versatile wrap-up styles
100% lightweight, wax printed cotton
One size fits most with elastic band at base
Wash cold with like colors, hang to dry
This head wrap is named after Basankusu, a trading city along the Congo River. It was a prime site for the extraction of rubber during the reign of King Leopold of Belgium. The human rights abuses that took place here led to the expulsion of King Leopold and ultimately to the freedom and independence of the local people. Today, palm oil and coffee trade flourishes in Basankusu.