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Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by OneNaira6: 12:44am On Nov 20, 2011
kandiikane:

Is the ijaws the same as the cross river state people? My aunt married last year(she is from cross river state) and her husband is Igbo but she wore what I am seeing here, the attire, including the hat in the second to last photo, beaded walking stick and heavy bead necklaces.

Cross River consist of Ibibio, Efik, Annang, Igbo, etc with Efik being the majority.  Traditional attires tend to be interchangeable among SE and SS region.  I saw hats I assumed was just an Igbo man dress style because its the type of hat worn exclusively among my community but I just learned otherwise.

Beads on the other hand is very common among Nigerian southern groups but the heavy neck beads is exclusive to River groups.  I'm not sure if the heavy bead is just an Ijaw dress style or an all rivers group dress style due to the fact I know a Rivers Igbo woman married to an Edo man and she was dressed in similar attire during her traditional wedding and another river igbo woman dressed the same way during her traditional wedding which Ijaw girl posted here.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 12:59am On Nov 20, 2011
Many Igbos in rivers state wear Ijaw trad attires or mix both igbo trad and rivers ijaw trad 2gether

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Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 1:01am On Nov 20, 2011
ijaw

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by emmatok: 1:05am On Nov 20, 2011
@op

You don't know the meaning of  Ijaw Traditional Attire those are not.


This is Ijaw Traditional Attire

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Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by NRIPRIEST(m): 1:11am On Nov 20, 2011
Sorry guys I aint trying to hate but I was sold on these so called Ijaw attire!! Its simply too GROSS to my liking!! They might as well get a bucket,,paint it red and wear it on their head as Ijaw attire! These things can give a child nightmares!! Seriously, you guys need to modify your attire. The beads are too much and the regalia their men were wearing are too bogus and too shiny. And did I just see some dudes tying scarf on their head ?
And Chibuike Amaechi need to change his name to tekena perekuma or goodluck bekema cause he aint Igbo to me and I am awashed with shame that a grown Bottom man who bear Igbo names could dress like a masqurade in the name of attire!!! Nwa emee alu!! I am not at least impressed!!
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 1:17am On Nov 20, 2011
ijaw men funeral march

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by tpia5: 1:42am On Nov 20, 2011
One naira

i was referring to the men.

I suppose most of you arent aware many ijaws have yoruba admixture?
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 1:44am On Nov 20, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

Sorry guys I aint trying to hate but I was sold on these so called Ijaw attire!! Its simply too GROSS to my liking!! They might as well get a bucket,,paint it red and wear it on their head as Ijaw attire! These things can give a child nightmares!! Seriously, you guys need to modify your attire. The beads are too much and the regalia their men were wearing are too bogus and too shiny. And did I just see some dudes tying scarf on their head ?
And Chibuike Amaechi need to change his name to tekena perekuma or goodluck bekema cause he aint Igbo to me and I am awashed with shame that a grown Bottom man who bear Igbo names could dress like a masqurade in the name of attire!!! Nwa emee alu!! I am not at least impressed!!

lol guy u need to chill,quit sippin on dat haterade lol!  .we love our traditional attires. .if u hate it, u can go and hug . . .rz
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by NRIPRIEST(m): 2:04am On Nov 20, 2011
Ole girl, hate who ? What will make me to hate on Ijaw ppl ?
When I peruse through these your pictures I get an idea of people who are trying so hard to create a culture that never existed and thats why you see them throwing anything onto their body just so they can look culturally savvy and not having the moderation to know when to cease!!
I mean to ask if these ppl are nuts?? You wear so much stuff on your body and dont know when you start looking feminine. . . The issue is not the material but how it was sew and how much is suppose to be worn.
MODIFICATION IS THE ANSWER!!!
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by tpia5: 3:58am On Nov 20, 2011
the hat with feathers thingies and the modified agbadas are all recent inventions i think.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by Nobody: 4:32am On Nov 20, 2011
This looks like a scene from an European movie of Jack the Ripper {except for the background}

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by Nobody: 4:35am On Nov 20, 2011
I prfer the female attire, seems more traditional.

Can someone tell me what the female hat signify? And if there's any significance on which  side the head the cap is placed?





Chai!!! The woman get shape sha. Make God bless me too grin
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by kelz88(f): 4:40am On Nov 20, 2011
Are the men dressed for a funeral?

Black under that Naija sun. Dem dey try.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:04am On Nov 20, 2011
The funny thing is that you will be shocked if you see where this same chic who is posting this pics is bashing the CULTURALLY RICH IGBOS!!
Tipia, do you think this whole exibition is attractive ??
Ileke,keep dreaming but you never gonna come close.lol
By the way that lady is quite voluptious. Me likey volup. Lady.lol
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by Nobody: 6:22am On Nov 20, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

The funny thing is that you will be shocked if you see where this same chic who is posting this pics is bashing the CULTURALLY RICH IGBOS!!
Tipia, do you think this whole exibition is attractive ??
Ileke,keep dreaming but you never gonna come close.lol
By the way that lady is quite voluptious. Me likey volup. Lady.lol


Every tribe is culturally rich. Only an ignorant who has never traveled out of his horizon would think otherwise.
PS: I've yet to see ijaw_girl bash any tribe in this forum, but I've seen you do it multiple times.

So. . . .chill.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:57am On Nov 20, 2011
Ileke, I dont wanna call you a liar but you almost pass for one. There was an Igbo and Ijo kind of coalition thread, go through it and see for yourself!!
There you will know aint no saint. As for you Ileke everybody on nl knows you hate Igbos to ur bone marrow!
As for me bashing ppl, I never throw a punch first. So,relax lady.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by Nobody: 7:51am On Nov 20, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

Ileke, I dont wanna call you a liar but you almost pass for one. There was an Igbo and Ijo kind of coalition thread, go through it and see for yourself!!
There you will know aint no saint. As for you Ileke everybody on nl knows you hate Igbos to your bone marrow!
As for me bashing ppl, I never throw a punch first. So,relax lady.

I do not hate Igbos as I have no reason to. But I extremely hate those who hate my ppl, my tribe, my culture and my identity.
People like you who wish to come on NL to spew lies and crap about Yorubas will be met with a deadly force like me.  Trust me, I enjoy retaliating to y'all's senseless insults. And you , sir, are one tribalist.


kiss kiss
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by Abagworo(m): 8:07am On Nov 20, 2011
Amaechi's dressing is a common dressing in Rivers State and Abia State.Infact I have noticed a high similarity in dress style between Bonny,Opobo and Abia people from Abiriba down to Ngwa and Ndoki. I suspect they could be more related than we really know. That Akwette material is worn almost in the entire SE and SS of Nigeria.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by scholes0(m): 9:43am On Nov 20, 2011
Why do they all look like masquerades like this
Na waa o, sad sad
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:21pm On Nov 20, 2011
Ijaw peoples MUST discard the bowler hat. it looks out of place. tongue undecided

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Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 4:48pm On Nov 20, 2011
Ileke-IdI:

I prfer the female attire, seems more traditional.

Can someone tell me what the female hat signify? And if there's any significance on which  side the head the cap is placed?





Chai!!! The woman get shape sha. Make God bless me too grin

the coral-kilali beaded hat?. .Honestly I dont really know. .ama found out later or cld some Ijaw person help me out?
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by lailaiwala: 5:20pm On Nov 20, 2011
you're very ignorant about your culture. the pictures you've been posting arent that traditional and truly do a disservice to your people and heritage. you're simply a vacuous person obsessed by glamour and outward appearances. you're spending your time highlighting "beautiful" gaudy and tasteless things as as opposed to true tradition and custom. all africans have them.

maki:

I am so proud of my kalabari-ijaw culture, d pipo that are hating because it's European influenced, yes it is u can go hang yourself, that's why our names are bob-Manuel, jack, Briggs, people green, whyte, yellow,green,blue jack, black duke, countless, and we love it that way, and for your info so many other tribes are getting influenced by the ijaw cultural attire now, don't lie,

yes i wish my name was jack briggs. i am jealous of your slave names. thats it genius. you figured us out. lol.
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 5:25pm On Nov 20, 2011
ijaw

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 5:37pm On Nov 20, 2011
ij

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by kandiikane(m): 5:39pm On Nov 20, 2011



@one naira and odumchi,  there was a funeral in the family and the men were dressed exactly like the  picture above. . Is this just what is worn by most cross river people or just the ijaws?
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 5:54pm On Nov 20, 2011
Are you sure your aunts people are from Cross rivers state?
bcus I am quite sure its only Ijaws in rivers state and some Ijaws in Bayelsa that dress like that wink
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 5:57pm On Nov 20, 2011
ija

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by maki(f): 6:18pm On Nov 20, 2011
lailaiwala:

you're very ignorant about your culture. the pictures you've been posting arent that traditional and truly do a disservice to your people and heritage. you're simply a vacuous person obsessed by glamour and outward appearances. you're spending your time highlighting "beautiful" gaudy and tasteless things as as opposed to true tradition and custom. all africans have them.

yes i wish my name was jack briggs. i am jealous of your slave names. thats it genius. you figured us out. lol.


Yes I almost forgot we sold u to get that name as slave traders, "> grin
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by maki(f): 6:23pm On Nov 20, 2011
PAGAN 9JA:

Ijaw peoples MUST discard the bowler hat. it looks out of place. tongue undecided

Go and hug wet transformer grin
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 6:29pm On Nov 20, 2011
lol @ Nasoeb and Maki
ya all are funny grin
Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 6:30pm On Nov 20, 2011
Rivers Ijaw ladies. .chei we 2 much kiss

Re: Traditional Eastern Ijaw Attire In Pictures by ijawgirl: 6:31pm On Nov 20, 2011
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