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GELE (Yoruba) - “Head Tie" 

In Nigeria they are known as Gele, and can be rather large and elaborate. Although Gele can be worn for day-to-day activities, the elaborate ceremonial ones are worn to weddings, special events, and church activities. A resurgence in African pride, especially among the youth, has led to its usage in many Western nations outside of Africa. When worn, especially for more elaborate events, the Gele typically covers a woman’s entire hair as well as her ears. The Gele is accompanied by traditional African attire that may or may not have the same pattern as the Gele itself - Wikipedia

MUA Oyinda (Eeda) - Tying/Styling Gele
Photographer - Ari Labadi / MrAriLabadi