Tuesday, 13 August 2013

KIKOY 2

Tahitian Beauty

Traditional Kikoy Wrap, as worn by the East African Peoples



 

§  Hold the Kikoy behind you at hip level.

§  Wrap Kikoy around you very firmly with the fringe hanging in front of the hip.

§  Keeping the tension tight,  roll the top of the Kikoy outwards once or twice.

§  Pull wrap down gently so that it fits snugly on hips. Your kikoy should feel very firm.

§  The tip is to keep the tension tight at all times.

Mini Skirt

§  Fold Kikoy in half lengthways.

§  Follow instructions for traditional wrap.

Kikoy Summer Dress


 

§  Hold Kikoy behind you high under your arms.

§  Grasp one end of the Kikoy with one hand.

§  For the other end – Grasp a bunch of the kikoy about 20 -30cm along from the end.

§  Tie the very end of one side and the buch of kikoy you have grasped from the other end. Tie these two ends together with a gentle but firm double knot across the top of your chest. 

§  A 20 to 30cm piece of the kikoy should be hanging free in the front.

§  Now grasp this free end and tuck under the kikoy and across your chest.

§  Pull a little of the end of the kikoy out so that it rests over the top of your dress. This will hold it in place.

§  Smooth the kikoy so that it hangs neatly.

Illustrated Sarong and Headwrap Tying Guide


   

Hold the two corners of the long end of the sarong, one in each hand. Wrap the sarong around your body, under your arms and tie the two corners into a knot in front of your chest.

Hold the two corners of the short end of the sarong, one in each hand. Wrap the sarong around the back of your body to the front, under your arms so you are now holding the corners to the side of your body under your arm. Tie the two corners in a knot. Then grab the material around your waist and making a knot at the hip.

Tropical Breeze
Hold the two corners of the short end of the sarong, one in each hand. Wrap the sarong around the back of your body to the front, under your arms. Tie a knot with the corners in front of your chest. Next take the material from the back through your legs grabbing the two bottom corners and wrapping around your wait to tie in the back.

Island Queen
Hold the two corners of the short end of the sarong in each hand tying a knot behind your neck letting the material hang in front of you. Next grab the material near your waist and wrap around to the back of your body to make a knot. For another look take another sarong and
wrap around your waist over the other sarong making a knot on your hip.

Sunset Beauty
Hold the two corners of the long end of the sarong, one in each hand. Wrap the sarong around the back of your body to the front, allowing one corner to go under your arm and over your shoulder meeting the other corner to tie together.

Hawaiian Princes
Hold the two corners of the long end of the sarong, one in each hand. Wrap the sarong around the back of your body to the front, under your arms so you are now holding the corners in front of your chest. Now take the two corners you are holding and switch hands, then wrap the ends around your head tying a knot behind your neck.

Local Comfort
Hold the two corners of the short end of the sarong, one in each
hand. Wrap the sarong around the back of your body to the front and
under your arms so you are now holding the corners to the side of your
body under your arm. Then tie a knot using the two corners.
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Get African Head Wrap glamour in six easy steps!
Head wraps are a fun, fashionable way to add instant exoticism to your wardrobe.  
Putting on a head wrap is easy, and although it may take a couple of tries, you'll have it down in no time!


This is how you put on a head wrap:
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Step 1
Stretch the head wrap around the back of your head, making sure that both sides are of equal length.
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Step 4
Wrap the left side of the head wrap around the back of your head and over the right side.
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Step 2
Pull one side of the head wrap around, and across the front of your head.
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Step 5
Wrap the right side of the head wrap around the back of your head, and to the left side.
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Step 3
Pull the other side around and across the top of your head.
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Step 6
Fold the two pieces of the head wrap in front of your head. Secure with bobby pins.

Tahitian Beauty
Don't give up if your head wrap doesn't come together the first time! It may take a second or third try, but once you get it, you will be able to wear these gorgeous styles every day in new and exciting styles and colours. And please look for the virtually hundred other inspired ways to tie a headwrap or turban.

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