Headgears provide protection from the elements, imply social status, or can identify the wearer’s group affiliation or career and which is why Africans love the headgear called gele. It is, in essence, the African woman’s crown.
Growing up in Nigeria, the tying of the gele was always a sign of an upcoming special occasion. It was the ultimate expression of femininity. Maybe it was the glimmering metallics of the aso oke, or the bright shades of the Gele, that made women look so glamorous, but it was empowering, and made us proud to be female in a society that celebrated the dominance and superiority of men.
We all know it is custom In Nigeria that every Saturday of the month there must be a wedding somewhere, where the aso ebi girls and the guests dress up to look glam for the occasion and to top off that glamorous look, is that firmly tied African head gear, the Gele.
With all beautiful and stunning put together looks that comes with a well styled gele, we know and understand the difficulties of tying and styling gele which is why we’ve got this gele tutorial by Youtube Vlogger, Dumebi Lea; Learn how to tie the V shaped gele with the trending infinity pleats.
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