Wrappers are the cultural identity of Nigerian women and one of the main fashion styles in Africa. Every Nigerian woman, young or old grew up tying wrappers either for occasions or for everyday looks. For some reason, not every Nigerian girl or woman can tie wrappers. If you’re one of them, don’t worry, you’ll be able to tie wrapper yourself before you get to the end of this post. Some things are better learned from watching others do it, and tying wrappers is one of them. Don’t worry, it is not difficult. This post brings you video tutorials on the 3 different ways Nigerian women tie wrappers. Scroll or swipe down to watch them.
The first tutorial will show you how to tie Iro (or single wrapper) for Iro and Buba attire popular in Yoruba speaking regions. The second video will teach you how to tie the classic double-layered wrapper worn by Igbo and Eastern Nigerian women. The third video will show you the steps on how to tie the knot/ twist wrapper (which is a modern trendy way of tying wrappers to look like draped skirts). So, get your wrappers out and let’s get started. Watch the video tutorials below and ensure to practice along to tie wrapper by yourself. There are 3 videos below, watch them all or the one you’re interested in:
- How to tie the Tulip/ Knot-Style wrapper
- How to Tie Double-Wrapper/ Layered Wrappers
- How to Tie Iro-and-Buba style wrapper
#1. Tulip Wrapper: How to Tie Knot /Twist Wrapper Style
*Be sure to see the other videos down below – for how to tie the Igbo wrapper and how to tie the Yoruba Iro (wrapper).
#2. How to Tie Two Layered Wrappers (Igbo-Style Double Wrappers)
*Be sure to see the other video below – for how to tie the Yoruba Iro (wrapper) on Buba (blouse).
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#3. How to Tie Yoruba Style Wrapper (Iro on Buba)
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Why Learn to Tie African Wrapper?
The wrapper is one of the most important and elegant bridal fashion statement in any Nigerian traditional wedding/engagement. And, beyond the traditional marriage day, a typical Nigerian married woman is expected to show up to plenty of occasions and events in a wrapper and a beautiful Gele head-tie and flawless makeup. Yet, many Nigerian brides-to-be who live abroad do not know how to properly tie wrappers for everyday or occasion wears.
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