Sculpture

Sculptures of Nigeria occupy a very special position; they are important means of social control as well as a means of reinforcing the sense of group identity through initiation and cult of the ancestors. Sculptures can be huge, medium sized or small memorials to the dead; this one is mostly …

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Pottery

Pots are found all over Nigeria and are seen in almost every market. Africans cook in them, use them for storage, as dye pots for fabrics (as seen in kofar ruwa), as tubs for bathing babies. Some are even utilized as ‘refrigerated’ water containers; water keeps cool due to the …

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Dyeing Procedure

Dyeing is probably as old as cloth-weaving in Nigeria. In fact, apart from cloth some other articles of domestic and other uses are often dyed. These include: leather for bags and sandals, raffia fibres for weaving bags and cloths, and other fibres for weaving mats. Dyeing is done in different …

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Cloth Weaving and Dyeing

Cloth weaving is one of the important traditional crafts in many parts of Nigeria. The art dates back to pre-historic times. Cloths are produced mainly for eve day use. Some cloths are highly valued and are used only on ceremonial occasions. This category of cloths are always highly decorated hence, …

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