Rasta Fashion

Scott Smith Mar 30, 2023
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Rasta Coco Stretch Bracelets

(This article is about people who want to learn about and maybe buy some Rasta Gear.  But if you are a retailer/reseller, click here for wholesale buying information). 

Rasta Colors Bracelets and Necklaces

If you are a fan of reggae music, then you know that most reggae singers incorporate the rasta colors of Red, Gold (a deep yellow), and Green into many of their clothing and accessories. These colors are alternatively known as Reggae, Rasta, or African colors. The Rasta flag is made with these three colors, typically with a lion or cannabis leaf. These colors are also incorporated into many African flags, representing post-colonial independence. They are symbolic of the blood of black people and the lost lands of Africa.

Reggae Music and Culture

This beloved music, developed in Jamaica in the 1960s grew out of Ska music. Ska was a blend of soul and Ska,  or gospel and Ska. It was slowed from the fast lively dance hall Ska. is also distinct because of the off-beat emphasis on the 2nd and 4th notes. You've probably heard of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff. Starting with Eric Clapton covering “I shot the Sheriff”, Reggae started to explode on the English and American scene in 1973/1974. It was such a new and exciting sound. The  US mainstream hippie movement was starting to wane slowly.  But classic rock was fusing with other elements like Reggae. Sadly, Bob died in early 1981, but the music just keeps growing. The worldwide interest in Ratsa culture and Reggae music can be seen on any beach around the world with people partying to Reggae Music   With young tourists listening to Bob, wearing their rasta-themed jewelry. For many of these people, it's a free-spirited subculture of traveling and enjoying life. 

Jewelry accessories

The ways of using Rasta colors in fashion jewelry are pretty much limitless. 

Here are some simple cotton woven and braided, macrame styles of friendship



carved and dyed coconut bead bracelets, anklets, and necklaces;


and glass seed bead jewelry 


This one has the name of one of the most popular songs by Bob Marley and Wailers, which is a rallying cry and the for Rastas ( “one love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right”).

Many much more exotic types of beaded jewelry are made by, or that resemble the artwork of different indigenous African tribes, like the Zulus. 



As far as clothing, there are T-shirts galore, dresses, pants, and so on. There is nothing better than wearing a Rasta colors tie-dye T-shirt with a picture of Bob while attending a  reggae concert. So, if you're looking for something to add a bit of spice to your look, check out the Rastafarian Gears catalog. It features a slew of reggae-centric accessories, from hats and t-shirts to bags, sarongs, and jewelry. 

These items are usually all in stock and are reasonably priced.


Symbolism in Rasta Culture and Fashion

1)Marijuana Leaf :(aka. Ganja, which is rolled into Spliffs by the Rastas)  It’s a sacrament used to get high which helps in their worship of Jah Rastafari. 

2) The Rasta Lion of Judah: The crowned conquering ion represents  Haile Selassie, an emperor of Ethiopia whom Rastafarians venerate as the messiah. His lineage is said to go back to the tribe of Judah, which itself used the lion as a symbol. 

3) Dreadlocks: symbolic of the power of the lion of Judah. The longer, the better.