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Igbo Clothing Culture
Transcript of Igbo Clothing Culture
Youtube.com. N.p., Aug. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Y5cVcboDQ>. Dress up for social events
Use of hair products
Bodies adorned with bracelets, necklaces, and in some cases, piercings
"Western" make-up Libya: Algeria: Nigeria: Igbo Botswana: Zimbabwe: Style influenced by actors/celebrities
Usually well dressed in public
Wealth or the appearance of it is highly valued What challenges would you face if you had to adopt the customs and traditions of the Umofia clothing? And vice versa? Past: Modern: Traditional clothing is almost non-existent
Compilation of several cultures over time
Can be broken into subcultures Farashiya Rural areas associated with traditional clothing
Veils sometimes worn in public (Algeria) Cam wood
Goatskin bags to hold essential items
Black necklace, bangles (Achebe 71) (Ukwu) (Achebe 71) Missionary influence
Everyday dress for men: cotton robe, shirt, sandals
Everyday dress for women: long skirt, short-sleeved shirt, head scarf
Heaviness shows beauty and wealth
Bright colors and unique patterns
Danshiki ("Igbo") ("Nigeria") ("Igbo") (Onyemaechi) Typically short hair for both genders
Smooth hands and fingernails are status symbol for men
Rough hands for women considered honorable
Church uniforms distinguish denominations (Botswana) Dresses usually below knee (Dhuku) Elders are more conservative
Dress is personal preference
Location is influential
Professional men wear business suits and ties ("Libya") ("Botswana") ("Algeria") ("South Africa") ("Zimbabwe") (Ukwu) (Nigeria) Jewelery and make up worn on Nigerian women. (Beautiful African American Women) BodyCandy Body Jewelry Blog
Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved (Evans) Nigeria News & Entertainment - Copyright @ 2012 Third Mainland Entertainment Ltd © 2003-2013 ImageShack Corp. All rights reserved.
Read more at http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/68552044xy3.jpg/sr=1#sv7MExm1z3BkJcc5.99 (Farashiya) (Madame Koiteh) (Ukwu) (Ukwu) (Achebe 71) (Achebe 71) (Achebe 115) (Cole) (Osifuye) "She wore a coiffure which was
done up into a crest in the
middle of the head. Cam wood
was rubbed lightly into her skin,
and all over her body were black
patterns drawn with uli."
(Achebe 71) ("Nigeria") ("Nigeria") (Widjaja) (Labrador) ("Libya") (Tribesman Traditional) Clothing color is sometimes gender restricted (Libyan Women) Celebrity and Activist,
Suzanne Africa Engo (Suzanne Africa Engo) (Indian Hands) (Young African Woman) (Masaai girls) Dhuku Amount of jewelry worn shows financial security
Most cover hair with scarf in public Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan. (Getty and Merritt) Being skinny is highly valued Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. 50th Anniversary Edition ed. New York: Anchor Books, 1994. Print.
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