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Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:10pm On Aug 03, 2012
"Figures in Obu Abiriba"






"Figures in Obu house Woman with a baby. Above her a man with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba"
"Four Obu figures Abiriba"

G. I. Jones.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:12pm On Aug 03, 2012


"Thatching with palm leaf mats, among the Igbo people."

Among the Ibos of Nigeria. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1921, pg. 168.
G. T. Basden
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:55pm On Aug 03, 2012


"House with carved panels Nri-Awka"

G. I. Jones.

The panels and over design is really impressive. The same can work today as a bar or scaled for some other important building.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:56pm On Aug 03, 2012


"Interior of house with plates inset in walls South Ikwerri"

G. I. Jones.

One for Rivers.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:57pm On Aug 03, 2012


"House under construction Roof is made from raffia palm branches (locally known as bamboo poles) prior to the attachment to them of tile like mats made out of raffia palm leaves (southern Igbo)"

G. I. Jones, probably before 1950.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 11:58pm On Aug 03, 2012
Something from Abia.



"Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Umuahia"

G. I. Jones

Probably a farmers house which is what people around that area are known for.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:10am On Aug 04, 2012
Uli designs.

http://www2.nau.edu/~d-ctel/ast/ast201/powerpoint/images/igbo_painting.jpg
http://www2.nau.edu/~d-ctel/ast/ast201/powerpoint/images/igbo_pattern.jpg
http://www2.nau.edu/~d-ctel/ast/ast201/powerpoint/images/igbo_pattern_woman.jpg

Source: G.E.K. Ofomata, A survey of the Igbo Nation, AFP, 2002.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:12am On Aug 04, 2012
Ancestor worship



WORSHIP OF ANCESTORS NZE, ỌFỌ AND IKẸṄGA (ONI[CH]A OLONA).


— Thomas

Location: Onicha Olona, Alaigbo
Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1921
Credit: Thomas.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:13am On Aug 04, 2012
Nsude pyramids, Nike people, from what is now central Enugu State. Built as shrines.

Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:25am On Aug 04, 2012


One of those screen doors.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by Crayola1: 12:28am On Aug 04, 2012
grin

Do you have any photos of furniture like bedding or chairs? I always wonder about those things.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:35am On Aug 04, 2012
Mud-modellings



IBO MUD-MODELLINGS, N[N]EWI OTOLO, ONITSHA DISTRICT.


— Kitson

Location: Nnewi Otolo, Nnewi, Alaigbo
Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1912
Credit: A. E. Kitson

Crayola1: grin

Do you have any photos of furniture like bedding or chairs? I always wonder about those things.

I'll look around for beds, but I can post stools (since that's what most people used for sitting).



""Awka" stool Showing decoration of the pedestal, Amobia village, Nri-Awka"

G. I. Jones



"Another type of stool Amobia village, Nri-Awka"

G. I. Jones
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:39am On Aug 04, 2012
Box (use not given)




"These covered boxes used by the Igbo people of Nigeria are arresting in the power of their formality and their simplicity. All show signs of significant age and use."

This seems like it was used for small items, maybe jewelry or make-up, or other things. But the design on them seem quite formal so it could have been used in a ritual way.

http://www.hamillgallery.com/IGBO/IgboBoxes/IgboBoxes.html
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 12:42am On Aug 04, 2012
Ozo Title Stool (Ozo titles can be found in Anambra, parts of Enugu and Imo.)



Date: 19th–20th century
Geography: Nigeria
Culture: Igbo peoples
Medium: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: H. 18 1/4 x Diam. 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 cm)
Classification: Wood-Furniture
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979

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This is a formal and ceremonial stool, but you can get the idea of how elaborate the stools could get, even if they weren't for the titled.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:10am On Aug 04, 2012
building with Uli painting, seems to be recent. Unknown origin.

Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:11am On Aug 04, 2012
Boy surrounded by carved figures.



boy standing beside two life-sized wooden Igbo figures. Figures represent a man and a woman.

Location: Ihale [Ihiala?], Alaigbo
Date: 1880-1939
Credit: J Stöcker
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:13am On Aug 04, 2012


Compound walls with Uli designs. Igbo. Nigeria. 1983



Mbari House. Igbo. Nigeria. Photogaph taken 1966

Source: http://www.arthistory-archaeology.umd.edu/ARTHwebsitedecommissionedNov32008/webresources/courses/ARTH275/FA05/Class%20image%20pages/110305class.htm
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:21am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Ezi Ukwu compound
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Home construction, new roof just put on. Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom village.
CITY Mgbom village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:23am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Ezi Akputa compound
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Passage scene. Man preparing to sacrifice to Ibini Okpabi shrine in front of compound ancestral shrine house.
CITY Mgbom village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:23am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Storage house
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Storage house for ritual objects. Elogo ward.
CITY Mgbom village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:24am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Ezi Akputa and Ezi Ukie compounds
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Looking out at village square from compound entrance.
CITY Mgbom village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:25am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Ezi Ukwu compound
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Ancestral shrine house
CITY Ndibe village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:26am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Men's house (obiogo)
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
CITY Ndibe village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:27am On Aug 04, 2012


TITLE Ezi Ukwu compound
NATION Nigeria
SITE Afikpo (a group of 22 politically related villages)
DETAIL Home construction.
CITY Mgbom village
STATE or REGION Igbo people/culture
MATERIALS mud, thatch
PHOTOGRAPHER Simon Ottenberg
DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH 1952
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:50am On Aug 04, 2012
View of Ezi Nwachi compound, Amaizu Village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria



"This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original caption reads, "Scenes of Afikpo the upward movement of the senior age grades. The new Ekpe Uke Eto is replacing the old one, the latter moving to Ekpe Uke Esa, which is the senior functioning Afikpo age grade. The old Ekpe Uke Esa moves to Oni Ekara grade. This movement occurs about every nine years, each grade having a range of about nine years of age. This event takes place at Amaziu Village, Afikpo. There is rich feasting at this event which takes place sometime after the yam harvest, perhaps October. Back of Ezi Nwachi compound, Amaizu Village, which village the feasting occurs. Note new style construction, with cement blocks next to old mud walled home." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II]."
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by OneNaira6: 7:53am On Aug 04, 2012
I don't know how old this picture is but I've always found it interesting. I loved the modern take to it.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 4:48pm On Aug 04, 2012
Those are the kinds of houses many in the rural communities (and some urban) live in.

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Asaba, late 19th century



Location: Ahaba, Alaigbo
Date: ?Unsure?
Credit: ?Unsure?
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ChinenyeN(m): 4:55pm On Aug 04, 2012
I really like these wide angle shots of Afikpo and Asaba.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 6:54pm On Aug 04, 2012
I like thatched roofs, all over the world houses are still preserved, or even built with thatched roofs. I don't know why Nigerians don't as well.

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Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 7:06pm On Aug 04, 2012


"Statue of the man IGBO in front of his 'Obi'"

http://www.nacd.gov.ng/Anambra_state_history.htm
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 7:26pm On Aug 04, 2012


"Mud figures of Chief and Attendants and Commissioner of Police. North Ika"

G. I. Jones

It's surprising how similar to Mbari these figures are. I believe Ika culture is related to that of Oratta, Oru, and Isu culture, not just based on these figures since they could have developed a significant time after any contact.
Re: Igbo Architecture | Ụlọ omé n'Ìgbò by ezeagu(m): 1:50am On Aug 05, 2012


"Mbari to Ala at Umedi Nnorie, Nigeria, during construction (1967). Front showing partially painted figure. Ala (goddess of the earth). Ala’s hairstyle incorporates ideas of pride, grandeur, great size, and stateliness."

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