This Igbo headdress female wooden stool from the Late 19th–to early 20th century. The main figure is carved of wood. They represent female figures, ranging from naturalistic to highly stylized.
This history is visible through the various forms of headdresses worn in Ogbom dances among the Igbo, Ibeku, Olokoro, Oboro, Ngwa, Ozu-Item, and Ibibio peoples. Each of these dances presents its own specificities.
Culture and Traditions
Igbo originated in an area about 100 miles north of their current location at the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers. They share linguistic ties with their neighbors the Bini, Igala, Yoruba, and Idoma, with the split between them probably occurring between five and six thousand years ago.
Kenneth T. Ward donated in the year 1991.
Date of Digitization
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Prairie View A&M University, "IGBO Culture Of Arts in Nigeria - (Headdress)" (1991). African Sculptures and Masks. 8.