Original

Reformed spellings for Igbo Settlements
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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Boy from Umuahia

A boy with chalk patterns on his body, Umuahia, Eastern Nigeria, ca. 1925. Shot by Emily Godfrey. USC Digital Library.

Decorated Igbo men

Young men of the ogbolo age-grade, with uli and fine hairstyles, Achalla Awka, north central-Igbo area, Nigeria. Photo: K. C. Murray, 1939.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Aboh Child, 1840s

Son of Onnese Obi Osai Inside front cover of the medical and surgical journal of His Majesty’s Steam Ship Albert by J. O. McWilliam, MD, Surgeon with the picture of a son of the Obi of the Igbo town of Aboh. The Albert travelled the course of the Niger River from 1841.

‘One of the sons of Onnese Obi Osai chief of Aboh, River Niger’, drawn by John Duncan. The illustration appears to have been cut from a published source and pasted inside the journal. Beneath it is a written note 'Ali Hare came on board accompanied by a dozen little boys, who seemed to be nearly coeval [the same age]. These were sons of the Obi.

— The National Archives, UK.

Mmanwu Igbo Masquerades

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137361018147/mmanwu-otigba-masquerades-at-a

Okonko Mami Wata Masquerade

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137361213097/okonko-masquerader-representing-mammy-wata

Igbo Okonko Costume

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/8824865727/ekpe-costume-of-the-okonko-atang-grade-collected

Igbo Girl with Uli Design on Body

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/122014799712/ukpuru-igbo-girl-with-uli-body-art-photo-by

Igbo School [Public Place of Learning]

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137333612778/ukpuru-igbo-public-place-of-learning-and

Igbo Maiden Spirits

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137107268237/ukpuru-seated-igbo-maiden-spirit-maskers-prior

Igbo Uli Painter

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/133738734147/ukpuru-igbo-woman-painting-a-python-motif-a

Igbo Mbari Building in Jos

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137326972591/ukpuru-mbari-of-the-igbo-peoples-in-the-museum

Onitsha Royal Dancers

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/119963810312/ukpuru-gorgeous-igbo-funerary-dance

Igbo Uli Design

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/136845270076/ukpuru-an-igbo-girl-is-painted

Igbo Egbukele masquerade headdress

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/136883621617/ukpuru-igbo-egbukele-masquerade-headdress

Erewe player, Afikpo

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137153489907/an-erewe-player-at-the-oje-ogwu-ceremony-for-ezi

Igbo War Tower, Ukpor

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137223346302/the-c-18th-century-war-tower-at-umudike-ukpor

Igbo Elephant (Ényí) mask

http://ukpuru.tumblr.com/post/137293586827/ukpuru-ekpeye-igbo-enyi-elephant-for-owu
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