Commonly known as the Angelina print, this print is widely worn in West Africa, in countries like Nigeria, Togo, Benin and Ghana and came to be. The name dashiki comes from the word “danshiki” or "dan ciki" means “shirt” in Yoruba and Hausa, respectively, languages spoken in West Africa, specifically Nigeria. In 1967, Jason Benning coined the modern term "dashiki" and began to mass produce the dashiki-style shirt along with Milton Clarke, Howard Davis, and William Smith under their brand New Breed Clothing Ltd, based out of Harlem, NY. As a unisex garment, many men and women wear the dashiki during Black History Month, Kwanzaa, and other Afrocentric cultural events. Since the late 1960's, the dashiki shirt continues to be worn by African-Americans embracing their African heritage and promoting Black pride. This print has been popular amongst black communities around the world for decades. For many people, the dashiki represents a deep cultural connection with the African continent and a joint declaration of pride for our roots.