It makes me chuckle to see people wearing dashiki’s to every single African event. Understandably when one doesn’t know too much about a culture they’re quick to grasp onto any straw they can. However, a chuckle can quickly become an eye roll after the hundredth dashiki shows up to yet another African party that’s meant to be formal for a couple of reasons. One being a dashiki is like wearing a shirt, don’t come to my wedding in a dashiki, it's a formal event. The other being lack of originality.
Different countries have different patterns they’re known for. Usually by looking at someone’s dressing I can gauge where they are from and which tribe they belong to.