All posts tagged: Nigeria

For you to adore

It would not be an odd thought that decorating the body, crafting jewellery and, more generally, spending time on beauty was a sign of abundance of ressources in a community. However, decorations and handicrafts are seldom only a cherry on the top but most often […]

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Where there’s tea there’s hope

English playwright Arthur Wing Pinero said that ‘where there’s tea there’s hope’. In many societies, drinking tea is a social event; sometimes even a ritual; something to gather around, something that organises the day, a tradition, a cultural practice. And around the globe, tea is […]

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Calabash – Nigeria

So, you know how we often expect men to do the hard physical labour and women the more delicate stuff. Well, when it comes to this calabash, those roles are turned around. Nigerian women use their calabashes to carry food and other goods on their […]

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In Other Shoes – Mandingo Leather Sandals

Nigerian handcraft here offers an example of an African pair of slippers – here are Tuxen’s sparse notes on this pair: “Mandingo sandals from Nigeria, bought for the price of 20 Danish Crowns from antiquity trader Suude in Copenhagen, on September 12th 1957. No further information. Six […]

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