Immense ankle plates are a main part of female costume in the Ibo country. Many of them are made in Birmingham and afterwards decorated with incised designs by native smiths. The women wear them permanently, stuffing rags between the skin and the metal to prevent chafing, and walking with a curious swing of the leg to avoid rubbing the plates together.
— Thomas Whitridge Northcote
Location: ?Unsure?, Alaigbo | Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1913 | Credit: Thomas