Headgear, headwear or headdress is the name given to any element of clothing which is worn on one’s head. In fact, headgears are like the glam that glorifies the beauty of an African woman.
Headgears serve a variety of purposes: protection to keep hair contained or tidy decoration or fashion religious purposes medical purposes modesty; social convention distinction; a badge of office sport uniform.
In today’s world, African woman’s dressing is incomplete without a matching and properly wrapped headgear also called Gele.
The origin of Gele is traced to Yoruba land. Gele is usually complemeted by buba – long or sleeved blouse, and iro- wrapper, which is worn with buba; all in native fabric.
The most fascinating thing about the Gele trend is the diverse creativity it comes with as it continues to take on different structures, textures, stretches and shapes