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Cloth (Ukara)

Artist/Maker: Nigeria, Igbo people

Date: 20th century
Medium: Cotton, raffia and indigo dye
Overall: 58 1/2 x 80 in. (148.6 x 203.2 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Museum purchase in memory of Sheila Natasha Simrod Friedman
Object number: 92.0094
DescriptionUkara cloth of Ekpe, the men's secret society of the Cross River region. Among the designs are symbols from nsibidi, a secret language used by Ekpe members and one of several indigenous forms of writing or sign systems in Africa.
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