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Igbo architecture is a fascinating blend of form, function, and symbolism. In this section, you’ll explore structures that have stood the test of time, from the communal Mbari houses, designed as offerings to the gods, to the modern-day buildings that still echo traditional motifs. Learn about the ingenuity of Igbo builders and how their work reflects the social and environmental philosophies of their culture.

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Igbo houses decorated with paintings and carvings. Early 20th century

Step back in time with us. Imagine yourself venturing through the heartland of the Igbo people. As you meander through villages bathed in warm sunlight, a captivating sight catches your eye: a house unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Unlike the plain, utilitarian structures you might be accustomed to, this…

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