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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

19th century Akwete Textiles

19th century cotton textiles likely made by Ndoki Igbo women at Akwete and surrounding communities. British Museum. [+] [+] [+]

1981 letter from the donor and grandchild of the collector via the British Museum:

[…] I thought though, that you should know they [the textiles] are not from Cameroons. My grandfather, Walter Johnstone, brought them home just over 100 years ago and had been stationed in Calabar, Bonny and Opobo [so] that they must have been woven in one of those places, possibly by some of King Jaja's women as my grandfather was very friendly with King Jaja[.]

"letter Mrs J A Macdonald/M McLeod, 16.5.1981".

… (The last one looks like akwà mmiri.)

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