Abiriba (Igbo)

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Boy next to food bowl Abiriba

Boy next to food bowl Abiriba

Tripod drum Abiriba

Tripod drum Abiriba

Ekpe (Igbo) head Abiriba

Ekpe (Igbo) head Abiriba

Boys masquerade (Ibibio style mask), Abiriba

Boys masquerade (Ibibio style mask), Abiriba

Mask Abiriba

Mask Abiriba

Mask "Cross River mask" collected by P.A. Talbot, probably Abiriba. In Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Mask “Cross River mask” collected by P.A. Talbot, probably Abiriba. In Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Canoe with figures Abiriba

Canoe with figures Abiriba

Modern male figure Abiriba

Modern male figure Abiriba

Modern female figure Abiriba

Modern female figure Abiriba

Ngbagba Ikoro Festival

Clown mask Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Clown mask Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small girl's parade Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small girl’s parade Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small boy with Ajonku Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small boy with Ajonku Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

A different Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

A different Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small girls touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small girls touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Older woman touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Older woman touching Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small boys chorus Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Small boys chorus Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Otiri Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Two masks Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Two masks Ngbagba Ikoro, Abiriba

Obu (meeting houses)

Figure of woman and baby (Note the ikoro drums hanging from the ceiling of the obu), Abiriba

Figure of woman and baby (Note the ikoro drums hanging from the ceiling of the obu), Abiriba

Carved pillars in Obu house Abiriba. Jones notes: 'Figures carved on the central pillar are: below, a woman with a waterpot on her head; above, an "Egbo runner" (i.e. the agent of the Ekpe [Egbo] secret society, his identity concealed beneath a tight fitting all enveloping costume and believed by the uninitiated to be a forest daemon. The servant of the Ekpe spirit to which the society ministers.)

Carved pillars in Obu house Abiriba. Jones notes: ‘Figures carved on the central pillar are: below, a woman with a waterpot on her head; above, an “Egbo runner” (i.e. the agent of the Ekpe [Egbo] secret society, his identity concealed beneath a tight fitting all enveloping costume and believed by the uninitiated to be a forest daemon. The servant of the Ekpe spirit to which the society ministers.)

Four Obu figures Abiriba

Four Obu figures Abiriba

Figures in Obu house Female with pot on head, male with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba

Figures in Obu house Female with pot on head, male with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba

Figures in Obu house. Female with pot on head, male with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba

Figures in Obu house. Female with pot on head, male with cutlass and trophy head, Abiriba

Obu house Abiriba

Obu house Abiriba

Obu house Abiriba

Obu house Abiriba

Chief in Obu house Abiriba

Chief in Obu house Abiriba

Figure in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba

Figure in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu (close-up) Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu Amogudu, Abiriba

Figures in Obu Abiriba

Figures in Obu Abiriba