Original

Original (correct) names/spellings for Igbo City's/Towns/Villages
Abakaliki is Abakaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Asaba is Ahaba; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzor; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owerre; Oyigbo is Obigbo; Port Harcourt is Diobu; Ogwashi-Uku is Ogwa Nshi Ukwu... any more will be added.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ozẹle



YOUNG MAN OF ASABA WITH OZẸLE HAIR.


— Thomas

Location: Ahaba, Alaigbo | Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1913 | Credit: Thomas

Mbari plan



PLAN SHOWING THE PLACEMENT OF FIGURES AND VARIOUS KINDS OF ARCHITECTURAL SET-BACKS EMPLOYED TO INCREASE THE ILLUSION OF SIZE. THE MBARI, WITH THIRTY-FOUR FIGURES INCLUDING THE HEAD SPEERING THROUGH WINDOWS (RIGHT SIDE NEAREST CENTER), IS OF AVERAGE SIZE. THE MBARI TO OBIALA AT NDIAMA OBUBE. ARTIST: NNAJI.


— Herbert M. Cole

Location: Obiala, Alaigbo | Date: 1969 | Credit: Nnaji, Cole

Carved door



THE CARVED DOOR AND MODELED AND POLISHED WALLS OF EKE'S COMPOUND IN UMUONA.


— Herbert M. Cole

Location: Umuona, Alaigbo | Date: 1969 | Credit: Cole

Mbari in a Museum



Location: Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, Jos Museum, Jos, Nigeria | Date: 1982 | Credit: Herbert M. Cole

Maiden-spirit masquerade



Location: Oka, Alaigbo | Date: 1934? | Credit: G.I. Jones

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Northern Types of Hairdressing



HAIRDRESSING IS A STRONG FEATURE. YOUTHS PLAIT IT TO ENHANCE THEIR ATHLETIC APPEARANCE.


Location: ?Unsure?, Alaigbo | Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1921 | Credit: Basden

Nri door



MAIN ENTRANCE OF NRI COMPOUND, JULY 1978. COMPLETE ENSEMBLES OF CARVED PANELS ARE EXTREMELY RARE TODAY


Location: Nri, Umueri, Alaigbo | Date: 1978 | Credit: Neaher

Ugep



BODY MARKINGS SIMILAR TO ULI. UGEP SEPTEMBER 1973.


— Nancy C. Neaher

Location: Ugep | Date: 1973 | Credit: Nancy C. Neaher




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