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Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:34am On Jan 06, 2011
Here are a collection of some pictures of Colonial Igboland that I have come across:

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:36am On Jan 06, 2011
Agbogho Mmuo are maiden spirit masks that represent the spirit of dead girls that have manifested in the dancer to come back to parade in their communities. The masks also symbolise the ideals of female beauty among many Nri-Awka Igbo communities. Their extremely white faces symbolise that they are spirits.

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:41am On Jan 06, 2011
Young Man of Achala

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:43am On Jan 06, 2011
Sacrifice to Agwu

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:44am On Jan 06, 2011
A Medicine Man with his Stock in Trade

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:45am On Jan 06, 2011
A Blacksmith at Work

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:47am On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Woman

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:48am On Jan 06, 2011
Young Man of Ubuluku

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:55am On Jan 06, 2011
Ogbukele festival,  Ekpafia Igbo

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 7:59am On Jan 06, 2011
More pictures from the Ogbukele festival,  Ekpafia Igbo

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 8:01am On Jan 06, 2011
A dancer, Ogbukele festival, Ekpafia Igbo

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by PhysicsHD: 10:46am On Jan 06, 2011
Akhenaten:

Igbo Woman


Wow. Great picture.


@ poster, did you mean to say "colonial" rather than "pre-colonial"?
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 3:09pm On Jan 06, 2011
PhysicsHD:

@ poster, did you mean to say "colonial" rather than "pre-colonial"?

Thank you for correcting me.
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 3:11pm On Jan 06, 2011
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Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 3:16pm On Jan 06, 2011
Aba Station, Southeastern Nigeria, 1920s

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 3:17pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Women Celebration

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by untainted: 3:41pm On Jan 06, 2011
these pictures are priceless.
hundred years from today, someone would come across
today's pictures and marvel on how things have changed but still remain the same. (I hope the igbo dance and Isi-agu attire never fade into oblivion)
That said, every igbo should be proud of their pedigree.
The igbos indeed have a very rich culture
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by smile4kenn(m): 3:53pm On Jan 06, 2011
May God bless you for posting this wonderful pictures
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by TewMuch: 5:59pm On Jan 06, 2011
Akhenaten:

Aba Women's Riot

The "riots" or the war, led by women in the provinces of Calabar and Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in November and December of 1929, became known as the "Aba Women's Riots of 1929" in British colonial history, or as the "Women's War" in Igbo history.  Thousands of Igbo women organized a massive revolt against the policies imposed by British colonial administrators in southeastern Nigeria, touching off the most serious challenge to British rule in the history of the colony.  The "Women's War" took months for the government to suppress and became a historic example of feminist and anti-colonial protest.       



Those are yoruba women tongue. Ever heard of aso oke? Besides i have seen that picture a million times. tongue
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by aljharem(m): 6:22pm On Jan 06, 2011
@ poster

great pictures and it give as insight to history

well done smiley smiley

but the picture of the aba women looks like yoruba or edo women (not sure) please can you clarify this or give a link or source of that picture

thanks
Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 9:58pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Musicians

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:06pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Women Playing Udu Drum

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:27pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo People

Ejukpe mask (nearest the camera) and other masks Ogonya Play, Ogume village, South Ika

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:33pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Sculpture

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:35pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Woman

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:36pm On Jan 06, 2011
Igbo Man with Ichi Scarification

An Igbo man with Ichi marks, a sign of rank as an Ozo.

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:41pm On Jan 06, 2011
Awo Ohia (Traveller -- he who travels through the bush) Mmau Masquerade
Amuda village, Isu Ochi

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:42pm On Jan 06, 2011
Eju Onu (Long Mouth) Mmau Masquerade
Amuda village, Isu Och

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:46pm On Jan 06, 2011
Nwabogho Ehi (heifer) Mmau Masquerade
Amuda village, Isi Ochi

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:47pm On Jan 06, 2011
Obugula Mmau, daughter masks

Amuobia village

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:48pm On Jan 06, 2011
[b]Obugula Mmau
[/b]Amuobia village

Re: Colonial Alaigbo (Igboland) in Pictures by Akhenaten: 10:50pm On Jan 06, 2011
Agu nechenyi (leopard/elephant)
Amuobia village

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