In Hausa language, Zanna cap is referred to as Tangaram. It is also known as Zanna Yauri or Zanna Dapcherima in Kanuri, one of the primary languages of the Borno people. The cap, a craft that can be traced to Yemen and a legacy from their ancestors, is one of the prides of the people of Bama Local Government Area, Borno state.
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Origin of Zanna Caps
Zanna headgear was brought to Borno from Yemen, according to history. “The reason it was given the name Zanna was because Alhaji Zanna Bukar Dipcharima, a minister in the First Republic and a native of Borno, only wore Zanna caps. Dara was also employed in certain other instances.
The Bama people were inspired and began producing the hats in Nigeria, according to the Zanna Boguma of Borno, who said that previously, the people of Yemen were the ones who manufactured the caps and sent them to the African kingdoms.
Over time, the Zanna cap came to hold a special place in Nigeria’s cap culture. Because of how sturdy the caps are, many people purchase them for weddings and other important occasions. Wearing a cap is typically considered to be prestigious. Wearing a cap is a great way to demonstrate respect, both young children and adults love wearing one.
Making The Zanna Cap
The Zanna cap is formed of woven thread rolls in various colors that give it a powerful, beautiful appearance. Depending on the kind of the thread used in its weaving, it also comes in a variety of patterns. Depending on the quality, the positioning of the thread may occasionally be more while occasionally being significantly less.
Borno, Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe, and Yobe are states in northern Nigeria where the Zanna caps are mostly made. The Hats, Which Are Well-stached, Are In Several Sizes, And Available In A Variety Of Colors And Palettes, It represents the Friendly Culture Of The North. By purchasing this lovely hand-woven cap, you can experience the appearance and feel of timeless, limitless African culture. Please be aware that the customized caps’ production turnaround time will be around seven (7) weeks.
The Zanna cap is outstanding not just for its price, but also for its style and construction. Its significance is also defined by any notable Borno son who is known to be donning a certain style of Zanna cap at a given time, such as a political office holder or well-known son.
Men Styles that Matches with Zanna Cap.
There are many styles, both traditional and contemporary that fits perfectly with the zanna cap, however, we can say these are the most popular among them.
Three piece Agbada and Zanna cap
Kaftan and Zanna cap
Jalabiya and Zanna cap
Senator wear and Zanna Cap
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