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Old May 7th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Pre-Colonial Igbo Land(Igbo people prior to Colonization)

I found this pictures in NL and i just felt like sharing it. The pictures from Nairaland. The pictures where taking by G.I.Jones....the dude that spent yrs in igboland just taking pictures.

Ika(Western igboland)...bordering Isoko, Edo state.














BTW. Sorry for the pictures focusing on just masquerade. This was taking by a white man and ya'll know they take pictures of what they felt was unique. I'll try finding pictures of the civilization later.

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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Nsukka...Enugu/Akwa









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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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Ikwerri Igbo...Nowdays Portharcourt







...This look like hard work


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Ariribia Igbo (Abia)

















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Ohafia...Abia












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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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Ekpe...Cross River




...Umuahia
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #7
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Igbo Musicians from all community





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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #8
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Alusi's shrines from all community


...This is actually from my own village and ironically enough it is still here even today. It is still protected too.






..Native doctor of yesterday
...another priest

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Different statues of Ikenga

...Ikenga of wealth
...enga of success
...Ikenga of Warrior
...Ikenga of warrior and his bodyguards
...Ikenga of wealth and success
...Ikenga of wealth and success
...Ikenga of Warrior
...Ikenga of Warrior and Success
...An ikenga mask
...making of ikenga
...Ikenga of human empowerment (success, wealth and achievement)
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Ceremional Bowls






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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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Lifestyles back then




...a small naked boy with his doll (ain't that something.. he rather have a doll than put on some clothes...got to love kids)
....construction of a house
...a finished house...love the design

...inside of a musician's house

...a mom taking care of her sick baby

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Nri Kingdom....Anambra



[IMG]http://i25.************/4ic7e0.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i25.************/2lc1ylj.jpg[/IMG]



[IMG]http://i27.************/2vai97n.jpg[/IMG]..... I love the fact that Nri influenced so many community w/o actually resulting to violence. I have nothing but respect for Nri.

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Arochukwu Kindgom







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I just had to post this


A supposed drawing of Chukwu. It seems Igbo people saw that God as a female. Men I wish Europeans didn't change that concept. It's about time a female was put in such a high position. oh well.
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I don't know why igbos see a woman as God....Like the bible said he created man in his own image...meaning God is a man
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From what I read, the God was seen as genderless only the lesser gods had sexes
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From what I read, the God was seen as genderless only the lesser gods had sexes
Where did you read that
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Everywhere Not everyone believes that God has to have a sex, Christianity brought the advent of praying to God directly before God was seen as being to great and powerful to talk to direct.
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Arinze you need to read the bible cuz whatever you are reading is full of crap.....God is a male ....when he made adam...he made jesus in his own image too...and when jesus was on earth...he was a man!
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