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Igbo Wedding Attire

Igbo Wedding Attire: The Bride + Groom

Other words used:

  • Jewellery: ọla -“ọla” typically represents jewellery in Igbo language
  • Necklace: ọla onu/ọla olu – necklace
  • Beads: erulu/ehuru (coral beads/red beads) esuru
  • Bracelet: ọla aka – wrist band or wrist jewel, mgba n’aka (northern Igboland)
  • Anklet: ọla ukwueze 
  • Waist beads: mgbaji ukwu some people refer to as “jigida” this is a is a hausa loanword
  • Earings: iyori nti’/ “iyeri (some parts of Anambra state)
  • White fabric: akwa ocha is a white fabric Anioma people use for weddings and special occasions.

More on Igbo fabrics here:  Coming soon

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