The headpiece has become an iconic fashion statement for traditional and contemporary African fashion. Women regally adorned with various vibrant and elaborate headpieces can be seen at traditional, and increasingly, more modern events. More than a heritage symbol, the African doek, more popularly known as "iduku" gives the African woman a certain level of respect, inner strength and self-confidence. Generally, in the Xhosa culture, more elaborate headpieces indicate seniority.
Today Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is remembered as a woman who always took pride in her appearance. She had amazing sense of style and Winnies signature look usually included a doek and traditional attire. Her robes were always on the flamboyant side, so was here head gear. Mama Winnies phenominal doek selection could just never go without mention. A few doek styles from Winnies collections: