For generations, animal skin was one of the cultural themes that was prevalent in the Igboland (in Eastern Nigeria). It was associated with opulence and nobility. It adorned the bodies of royalty, it decorated the thrones of rulers (known as “Ezes”), and it embellished their palaces. It signified power, status and Igbo excellence.
Today, animal skin is still very much intrinsic to Igbo cultural identity (and many other African identities as well). Even though it is no longer exclusively worn ... Read More