Saturday, 22 August 2015

Weekend Fashion: 6 Simplified Step By Step Guide On How To Tie 'Gele' [Video]

Weekends are always filled with lots of activities like parties and weddings. Of course you cant take it away from the "Owambes" who would stop at nothing to thrill both with their traditional wears and dance steps. And these days traditional wears are super glam and the head gear (gele) completes the trad look for ladies.

"Gele" is a Yoruba {Nigeria, West Africa} word for a female Head-wraps usually worn at occasions such as weddings. It is the inseparable fashion accessory of the African woman..

Honestly speaking, majority of the ladies out there still find it so hard to tie the (gele) and in view of this we bring you simplified six steps to tie the gele and rock the trend. To complement the steps we bring you visuals of Ojulewa who demonstrates How to Tie Various Styles of Gele without hassles.

Ojulewa uses both our traditional Aso Oke and Gele to create easy, fabulous head wrap styles that would wow everyone at your next occasion.

It is not difficult; You can give it a trial.
Check out glam gele photos, video and the steps below






STEP 1: Make small folds of three at the longest edge of one part of your gele. You can use your lap in sharpening the folds if using scarf.

STEP 2: Using the folded ends, set your gele on your front head with the short length on your left and the long length on your right

STEP3: Make a tie round, holding the short length with your right hand, hold tight ( get someone to help you if you wish).



Then wrap the long length round the back of the head until it gets to the front head to meet up the short length you where holding

STEP 4 : Tie the two lengths together using the edge of the long length for the tie with the short one.

STEP 5: Start building the gele shaping it anyway you want it.

STEP 6: Using both hands on the very first layer of gele in front, slightly pull the gele to the back showing steps of round wraps and you are done.










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