niger delta skirt and wrapper

Hello and how has your week been? Hope you are having a blast?

This post should have been tagged Sunday’s best because I actually wore this outfit to church on Sunday. Tying two wrapper has been a culture of the Niger Delta women but recently they added a twist to it; i.e the young women who cannot stand tying wrappers had to start sewing skirts under and ‘manage’ to tie just one wrapper on top and looks real good if not better.

I see them using all manner of fabrics for these; ranging from Ankara to Lace material, Indian fabrics and the evergreen George fabric.
They make beautiful blouses, tie different styles of gele/head-tie and most importantly holding their white handkerchiefs and chanting ‘Iye’ during praise and thanksgiving in church.
So I bought this six yards material (seriously don’t know the name but it’s not a George material) because the fabric is more of cotton used it to sew a six pieces skirt, a wrapper and also made a head-tie. Some cloth management there!

Don’t really like tying wrappers (even our own iro and buba na by force) but I love the skirt and wrapper combo and am in the south now so I just had to go with the flow:

The simple blouse

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Here is the six pieces skirt

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skirt and blouse only( no head-tie , no wrapper)

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Back view

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Now with the head-tie and i tried knotting the wrapper on top of the skirt

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Side view
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Wrapper on top of skirt (regular tying)
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I left my White handkerchief out (covers face), but will still sing ‘ayiba preye preye preye’

wishing you a lovely week ahead

Modupe

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  1. Pingback: skirt and wrapper | THE ASO-EBI JUNKIE!

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