The Perfect Dawn is a business founded in 2017 by Tracey Nyatsanza. The owner of The Perfect Dawn, loved Beadwork and Dhuku/Printed head wraps from a young age. Tracey learnt her knowledge of the artform from the women in her family- her mother, Aunty, and mainly her late Grandmother Manyara.
It is traditional for the older women in the family to pass on the knowledge of the traditions, and the meanings, associated with each Dhuku style. Different colours and styles have individual meaning and are for certain occasions. Some styles are for happy moments and others for more formal occasions like weddings.
Tracey moved to Australia from Harare in Zimbabwe in 2009 and started The Perfect Dawn, which specialises in African Accessories in early 2017. Since starting her business and joining Different Markets, Tracey has had amazing response from both African and non-African women and has been excited by the positive response and seeing young and old women wearing her head wraps and designs.
She has been particularly inspired by the many women who have approached her to buy the head wraps, and learn her head wrap styles, due to losing their hair while undergoing treatment for cancer. This was the initial inspiration for Tracey to share her knowledge through holding workshops and everyone is welcome.
Tracey has also created many of her own styles and modern takes of traditional Dhuku wraps and believes that headwrap are perfect accessories for any season throughout the year.
The Perfect Dawn – Is where we rise above Beauty