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Monday, June 7, 2010


The Itsekiri people live in the Niger Delta ,their women use imported printed cottons for their dresses.The colours selected are always bright,hot colours-red,purple,yellow and orange.While the choice of colours remains unchanged,particular attension is paid by the women to the patterns slected,,a fact of which the manufacturers are fully aware.Usually they are bold in arrangement.The head cloth is of silk or some soft material tied over the head.The skirt is usually made in two pieces and reaches to the ankles.The illustration shows the method of carrying babies when itsekiri mothers are going to the local market.

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