siucJones Archive

Index to photographs from the Ika Igbo or "Western" Igbo region
All photographs by G. I. Jones

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This archive was produced by John C. McCall with the cooperation of Ursula Jones.

t was created as part of a project funded by grants from The English Speaking Union and Southern Illinois University.

Production facilities were generously provided by the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge.

Ika (Western) Igbo

Ofo, uxurhe and other pieces [includes Ikenga], North Ika

Carved wooden shrine object North Ika, Asaba village (Pitt Rivers Museum 1880)

Carved wooden shrine object South Ika, Aboh town

Carved wooden figure North Ika, stray Yoruba influence

Ogonya Play Characters in a masquerade resting before dancing with a drum orchestra, Ogume Village, South Ika bordering Isoko Edo

Figure of chief North Ika

Mud figures of Chief and Attendants and Commissioner of Police. North Ika

Decorated pot North Ika

Decorated pots North Ika

Feathered Headdress Ogonya Play, Ogume village, South Ika

Ogene Mask Ogonya Play, Ogume village, South Ika

Ejukpe mask (nearest the camera) and other masks Ogonya Play, Ogume village, South Ika

Nwamno figure Ogume village, South Ika

Nwamno figure "Dance trophy. I gather that it was stood or held in the centre of a meeting place and people (men & women) danced in a circle aound it." Ogume village, South Ika

Okike, Ikenga and other shrines North Ika

Portable household shrine "I was not long enough in the area to find out the names and function of the two figures. One looks like an ancestral figure and one an Ikenga." North Ika

Figure in an ancestral shrine North Ika

Uxurhe Staffs The ancestral staffs are an Edo or Bini institution (vide Bradbury "The Benin Kingdom" Ethnographic Survey, Western African, Part XIII, Page 54) I photographed them in an Ika Igbo division -- namely Asaba. But they were said to come from Ishan Edo.

Drums and figures North Ika


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