Tag: Uli

  • What is Uli/Uri Art?

    What is Uli/Uri Art?

    Uri (uli) motifs drawn by Igbo women from Arochukwu with the juice of the uri tree on paper (usually drawn on the body). 1932. Pitt Rivers Museum. Uli or Uri, a traditional lgbo art form, is a dyeing technique used to adorn the body, murals, and motifs with intricate patterns. This unique art form has…

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  • What Is Traditional Igbo Wedding Attire?

    What Is Traditional Igbo Wedding Attire?

    There’s a lot of debate surrounding what is and isn’t authentic Igbo wedding attire. As highlighted in our previous post on Nigerian wedding attire, Igbo wedding outfits vary greatly and often depend on regional practices and, of course, personal tastes.  We’re aware that some people express interest in wearing Igbo attire but are not sure where…

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