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Igbo culture is a tapestry woven from the threads of tradition, modernity, and everything in between. It’s a living, breathing expression of a people who cherish their heritage while embracing the future with open arms.

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A wood carver carving an Ikenga figure, Nri-Awka Igbo. c. 1930

A wood carver carving an Ikenga figure, Nri-Awka Igbo. 1930s

This photograph captures a wood carver from Nri-Awka Igbo at work. His hands skillfully shape the wood, transforming it into a powerful figure: an Ikenga. In Igbo culture, the Ikenga is more than just a sculpture. It's a symbol carved from wood, representing an individual's potential for achievement, success, and even their destiny.
Read MoreA wood carver carving an Ikenga figure, Nri-Awka Igbo. 1930s
Ceramic Alter for the Igbo yam/agriculture deity Ifejioku from Osisa in the Ndokwa Igbo area, 1890s

Ceramic Alter for the Igbo Agriculture Deity Ifejioku. c 1890

The Igbo people, with their rich cultural heritage, have a fascinating system of kinship and religious practices. One remarkable artifact that sheds light on their beliefs is the ceramic altarpiece dedicated to the yam/agriculture deity Ifejioku. This altarpiece, housed at the British Museums, let’s us look into the spiritual world…

Read MoreCeramic Alter for the Igbo Agriculture Deity Ifejioku. c 1890