Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo... any more will be added.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Some of the Oldest Surviving Textiles in West Africa, Uncovered at Igbo Ukwu

Textile with gauzelike structure, Igbo Isaiah. Shirley Institute.

Some of the oldest fibres of textiles found in western Africa from the compound of Isaiah Anozie in Igbo Ukwu dating back to around the 9th century; the bast and flat grass fibres survived by being wrapped around copper and bronze objects that preserved them. At the time of their excavation in the 1960s they were the oldest known examples of textiles in west Africa. Photos: Shirley Institute.

Cabled yarn from the chains of a bronze pendant. Shirley Institute.

From Igbo Isaiah a shrine, textile associated with copper chain with weave pattern and selvedge. Shirley Institute.

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