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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