R6091/4 Headwrap; Gele

orange gele headwrap styled on mannequin

Gele (Museum Accession Number R6091/4)

This gele forms part of an occassion or bridalwear woman’s outfit. It is made of hand woven aso-oke fabric, tailored and embellished with crystals. It was designed and made by Abiola Aso-oke, a generational aso-oke fashion business in Lagos. It took eight weeks to produce and was woven on a vertical loom by a female weaver. It was commisioned for the Fashioning Africa project and represents glamorous aso-oke fashion trends from 2018

Creator: Abiola Aso-oke

Place: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2018

Women's orange and cream aso-oke outfit with sequin and pearl embellishments

Women’s Aso-oke outfit (Museum Accession Number R6091)