Gele is essentially a type of head tie worn by women in the Western African country of Nigeria. The fabric of choice for a Gele is Aso-Oke, It’s a fashion accessory.
Historically, a Gele would depict a woman’s marital status, if worn on the right, she is married, but on the left then she is single.
However, the Gele can be worn for day-to-day activities, the elaborate ceremonial ones are worn to weddings, special events, and church activities.
Nowadays, it is the Aso-oke Gele that is in Vogue, it’s usually not extravagant.
Types Of Gele
- Aso-oke Gele
- Flowery Umbrella Gele
- Infinity Pleats Gele
- Ankara Gele
- Butterfly Gele
How To Tie A Gele
- Drape a scarf folded lengthwise across your forehead
- Pull the tails back to cross at the nape of your neck.
- Then, drape the right side of the scarf across your forehead and cross the tails of the scarf over your left ear.
- Arrange it properly and you are good to go.