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Friday, November 06, 2020

Mrs Dee's Corner -The Generation Of Women That Do not Like Tying Wrapper

So much has changed from the days of our mothers when tying wrappers for important occasions was the rave to now where it is almost fizzling out and only a handful fancy it.









Many of us still remember watching our mothers dress up in their Hollandaise, brocade,Georges, tie and dye and expensive lace fabrics. 


We saw the extreme care and attention with which they tended to their wrappers; it was not washed often and woe would betide the ignorant child who used detergent instead of tablet soap to wash it for them.


It was the push-gift that husbands and excited new fathers used to express their gratitude, love and care to their wives for the new addition of a child to the family. The number of wrappers a wife and mother had was commensurate to the measurement of how caring and loving her husband was.


Women competed amongst themselves on who had the most wrappers, the most beautiful and expensive ones. 


My mum's eagerness to teach me how to properly tie one was met with amusement and lack of interest. As far as I was concerned, there were far more beautiful fabrics that took less time and effort to wear and I knew I did not have the patience to spread my legs wide enough to aid for free movement while walking...
 


failure to adhere to the rule would make one look like a fowl hopping from place to place. Expertise was also required to adequately ensure that both sides of the wrapper was equally tied to avoid one edge of the wrapper looking lopsided and crumpled.


I also knew I couldn't bear the heaviness of tying two wrappers at once, which is famous among the Igbo tribe.

Women born from the 80's and upwards have deviated from the path of wrapper tying. They have wholly embraced sewing their Ankara materials and other traditional fabrics into beautiful and easy to wear styles. Some of our mothers have also joined the band wagon by transforming their prized wrappers into trendy outfits and captivating styles.


It's too much fashion stress to look heavy and feel sweaty in these wrappers when you can still achieve the same result in a less complex way.

53 comments:

  1. Cons in tiring wrapper
    1. Too stressful
    2. environmental changes has caused the an increase in temperature. In other words, the weather is too hot for such
    3. For whatever reason, wrappers are now expensive.
    4. In the past, being thick was a sign of healthy living. Today,its called unhealthy. Thus, if you're slim like me with no back asset and tie wrapper, you'll end up looking like a confused scarecrow

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    1. Oh God! Scarecrow!!! You're very funny and you're also very right

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    2. my goodness, you are very
      funny. but you are right

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    3. Hahaha haha. ..very true buthat funny

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  2. I want to be the generation of Shaffy Bello that woman is a born Slayer!

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  3. Tying wrapper is as archaic as plaiting hair with thread. Using black eye liner on the brows and lipsπŸ˜ƒ

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  4. Wrapper fits my mum a lot for different occasions but certainly not work environment. unfortunately I've never tied wrapper cos I don't like it, I don't think I'll be comfortable in wrapper.

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  5. Nice one Mrs. Dee. Those were the times when Nigerian women dressed well, were not ashamed of their cultural attires. Ankara factories were booming in the North and cotton plantations feeding the populace.
    So why don't ladies like to tie wrappers these days? They want to display their buttocks and breasts. These are the beautiful private parts that wrappers will conceal.
    In the 70s and Early 80s, Nigerians did not like to live abroad in the western world or worship western values. But today, anything abroad is good. People loathe their own values and consider them archaic. Hardly will you see a girl dressed up these days to go out without exposing her breasts, buttocks or both. Hardly!

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    1. You that doesn't want to display her buttocks and breasts, hope you tie wrapper everytime (even to an official appearance) in order to conceal your private parts? Awon holier than thou

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    2. What a myopic comment! Tueh!so those wrappers can't be used to make something decent?

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    3. @Anonymous commenters
      I didn't insult anyone. I made my opinion and observations known. I will be so glad to read your. Cheers.

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    4. And so because women dont like tying wrapper it automatically means they want to show buttocks and boobs? What rock are you living under??

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    5. 18:20 a very big smelly rock it appears.

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    6. Can you ladies for once make your opinions without insults. Be civilized.

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    7. So out of point my dear.

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  6. How I dislike the idea of two wrapper and blouse. I use the hollandis sew dress, skirt and blouse. Who no like go face front.

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  7. As a young mother,iproudly tie my wrapper occasionally

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  8. Here, the northern ladies still tie wrappers. Both young and old.

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  9. Tying wrapper is one of the hardest things ever, omg! No matter how i stretch my legs as far as the east is from the west, i still walk uncomfortably.

    One day i tied the back of women's guild wrapper to church🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣, it was one mama like that called my attention to it, i turned it and she asked me to stretch my legs and tied it well, with the edges being the same, i don't know how they do that stuff.

    I look soooooo good on wrapper, it gives me this madam lookπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, too bad i can't tie it.


    Another herculean task is how to tie gele or even wrap my head with another wrapper or scarf, as usual i carry my gele or head wrap to church and beg someone to help me tie it before enteringπŸ˜€.

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    1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anytime we have a family function i dread the dressing aspect cos we must be regal.
      Tying wrapper is not my forte , I've resolved to making a skirt and then id tie the upper one .
      Fairly this place im marrying into ... id be ditching my wrapper as skirts is more of their culture .

      As for gele , id not even bother

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  10. My mum is a prof when it comes to tying wrappers.
    I have but end it up tying it hundred times before the service is over.Have dumped them cos no time for stress

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  11. As a kid I really admired the way Igbo ladies tied the up and down George wrappers,it really added grace to their way of walking and brought the perfect shape

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  12. Very true.
    My mom sews her wrappers to gowns and skirt and blouse, she brought them all out of the box and said they are all wasting, whats the need buying new ones, its not like her children are interested in tying wrapper.
    It same with mothers and young ladies of these days.
    These wrappers are really expensive and they are original.
    Modern life brought about beautiful gown styles you can easily do rather than stressing to tie wrapper.
    My mom used to gist us about how she used to wear lace up and down to party, as in parties like dinners,the usual night parties that we wear sexy stuffs like skimpy gowns. Very funny

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  13. More than 18 years in marriage, never tied a wrapper and i don't even want to anytime soon, slay mama forever 😜

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  14. No matter how much I try I don't always get it right till I eventually give up and wear something else

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  15. After 4kids, I don't even know how to tie that wrapper. I rather sew long skirt and hand one on top. I can spend on the latest trouser but all those wrapped...nah. my sister came from village and was asking to see my box of wrappers I was just laughing, see her calling their names, bottle, fish scale, etc. I was just lost.

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    1. I'm this bad too in tieing wrapper. It's so bad that even on my trad day I sewed a skirt and tied the upper one over the skirt.

      Nice write-up Dee.πŸ’―πŸ™Œ

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  16. Gradually our culture is dying, so sad.

    Look at Indian they still maintain their culture, we are loosing our heritage day by day. If you like abuse me from today till eternity, I have said my own.

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    1. It's so so sad 😟☹️πŸ˜”

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    2. How? The ankara wears we make nko?

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    3. This is a blatant lie ooo. Not all Indians wear sari about. You only see that on ZEE world. Sari is mostly ceremonious just like our Nigerian cultural attire. This is called change.

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  17. That's how mumsy will look at me sometimes, a whole 90s child and ask me to sew wrapper na. That everytime it is gown, skirt, gown, skirt and jeans.
    The way my siblings and I will now bawl with laughter is another thing.
    No be only learn to tie wrapper.

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  18. Years back after i had my first child, i found out that i had outgrown my pre pregnancy clothes. One day i had need to go out so i convinced myself that as a Madam, i should tie my two wrapper and go out. I went out feeling very cool with myself until i discovered the inner wrapper had somehow loosened and was trailing beside me like a side bridal train. I was at Rumuola junction, a very busy part of Port Harcourt. I was confused, slowly trailed into a nearby shop, struggled and struggled until i decided to just tie one like buba wrapper and move. It still kept on loosening and i moved it to my chest- You know like those village women in movies. Of course i cancelled all movement for the day. Ever since then i have not summoned courage to try tying double wrapper again.

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

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    2. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
      I read this vividly
      C'est très drôle

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    3. Kuku kee meπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    4. Lwkm oooo. You cannot believe my imaginations about you and the wrapper trailing beside you on a busy road. hahahaah. Oh God

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    5. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ funny you!

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    6. Oh my! I'm literally bawling with laughter here o. I pictured you tieing the wrapper on your chest. πŸ™ˆπŸƒπŸƒ

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  19. And some of these wrappers are super expensive.

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  20. Women still tie wrappers till date,the culture of tying of wrappers is not outdated.there is this girl friend of mine who always tie wrappers when she was single to an occassion even till date that she's married. she's not a village girl ooo. she usually tie hollandaise and it always looks good on her cos it gives her that madam look. women still tie wrappers just that some have changed from using ankara materials to lace materials and some fancy expensive materials.

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  21. It depends on the individual and convenience.

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  22. Wrapper Wrapper Wrapper! !!how I love and cherish you dearly!!oh Wrapper, where are you now.how come no one wants you again!!our mother's were queens wearing you.our dad could not take their eyes off you anytime our mother's came out of the bathroom (pantless)..you were use as cover cloth and nitty..when you mistakenly fall off from anyone wearing you..deep things are revealed!!I wish we can wear once again!!please greet your beloved friend:silk milk skirt that is also missing in action.

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    1. Awwwwww!!
      I looooooooooove This!!!
      Well done Nothing but the truth.

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    2. An ode to wrapper. Oshey....baddest.πŸ™Œ

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    3. You should be a Poet.

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  23. I have never been a fan of tying wrapper...next

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