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  • I saw a butterfly today walking on the ground. Very concerned because I never saw a butterfly walk so long. It fell down as it was walking. I didn't want to touch it so I got on my knees close to it & said; "fly baby" it jumped off & flew. Sometimes you just need to be reminded of what you can do....
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#butterfly #naturelover #butterflies #healing #intuitve #tarotreaders #healers #tarotreaders #butterflydiaries #ilovebutterflies #nature #persistence #resilience #motivation #love #encouragement #poet #poetry #storyteller #storytelling #beautiful #beautifulcreatures #odinani #nsibiri #afadivination #blackartist #nigerianartist
  • I saw a butterfly today walking on the ground. Very concerned because I never saw a butterfly walk so long. It fell down as it was walking. I didn't want to touch it so I got on my knees close to it & said; "fly baby" it jumped off & flew. Sometimes you just need to be reminded of what you can do....
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    #butterfly #naturelover #butterflies #healing #intuitve #tarotreaders #healers #tarotreaders #butterflydiaries #ilovebutterflies #nature #persistence #resilience #motivation #love #encouragement #poet #poetry #storyteller #storytelling #beautiful #beautifulcreatures #odinani #nsibiri #afadivination #blackartist #nigerianartist

  •  11  2  3 April, 2020
  • New purchase!! Learning about Nsidibi, Vai, Merotic and other precolonial African writing systems is probably when I truly realized the extent of the false history African-Americans had been indoctrinated with.
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"Okenandu is a character that guides children in learning the Igbo language of West Africa. She is a girl who happened to drop through a portal from the past and is here to teach children her language and traditions so she can feel at home again. In this book, Okenandu goes through the wild (agụ) and names some animals and describes their character in Igbo.

The book is written in nsibidi, which is writing that originated in West Africa, and is annotated with the English alphabet. This Igbo Nsibidi children's book provides a fun opportunity for both children, parents, and guardians to learn Igbo as well as some ancient African symbols and characters." @odensibiri
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#AfricanAmerican #afrocreole #hagarschildren #nsibidi #africanwritingsystems #slavery #ChildrensBooks #igbo #igbotic #learnigbo #yearofreturn #theretun #africanamericansareAfrican #iamafrican #queensono #nsibiri
  • New purchase!! Learning about Nsidibi, Vai, Merotic and other precolonial African writing systems is probably when I truly realized the extent of the false history African-Americans had been indoctrinated with.
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    "Okenandu is a character that guides children in learning the Igbo language of West Africa. She is a girl who happened to drop through a portal from the past and is here to teach children her language and traditions so she can feel at home again. In this book, Okenandu goes through the wild (agụ) and names some animals and describes their character in Igbo.

    The book is written in nsibidi, which is writing that originated in West Africa, and is annotated with the English alphabet. This Igbo Nsibidi children's book provides a fun opportunity for both children, parents, and guardians to learn Igbo as well as some ancient African symbols and characters." @odensibiri
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    #AfricanAmerican #afrocreole #hagarschildren #nsibidi #africanwritingsystems #slavery #ChildrensBooks #igbo #igbotic #learnigbo #yearofreturn #theretun #africanamericansareAfrican #iamafrican #queensono #nsibiri

  •  16  5  5 March, 2020
  • #blackpride
Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. It is also used by neighboring Ibibio, Efik and Igbo peoples. Aesthetically compelling and encoded, nsibidi does not correspond to any one spoken language. It is an ideographic script whose symbols refer to abstract concepts, actions or things and whose use facilitates communication among peoples speaking different languages.

Contrary to Western fabrications that Africans had no pre-colonial written form of communication, Nsibidi existed from 400 CE when it was mostly used as a form of communication by tribal spies and chief priests.

#ancientlanguage #africanhistory #facts #nsibiri #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #black #ancientcivilization
  • #blackpride
    Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. It is also used by neighboring Ibibio, Efik and Igbo peoples. Aesthetically compelling and encoded, nsibidi does not correspond to any one spoken language. It is an ideographic script whose symbols refer to abstract concepts, actions or things and whose use facilitates communication among peoples speaking different languages.

    Contrary to Western fabrications that Africans had no pre-colonial written form of communication, Nsibidi existed from 400 CE when it was mostly used as a form of communication by tribal spies and chief priests.

    #ancientlanguage #africanhistory #facts #nsibiri #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #black #ancientcivilization

  •  23  2  26 February, 2020
  • The first book published with this system. One of the goals of this project to get the writing out there a few years ago, a children's animal adventure book (ebook) annotated with the current Igbo alphabet. Okenandu's journey into the wild reveals the Igbo names and nsibidi characters of several animals. Out now. Link in the description.

#igbo #nsibidi #nsibiri #igbolanguage
  • The first book published with this system. One of the goals of this project to get the writing out there a few years ago, a children's animal adventure book (ebook) annotated with the current Igbo alphabet. Okenandu's journey into the wild reveals the Igbo names and nsibidi characters of several animals. Out now. Link in the description.

    #igbo #nsibidi #nsibiri #igbolanguage

  •  48  6  29 October, 2019
  • Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication, used by the Uguakima and Ejagham peoples of the present southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, in the Cross River region. 
Nsibidi was also used by these tribes, Ibibio, Efik uyanga and The Igbo peoples.

Inspiration for the Wakandan writing system shown in the movie Black panther.. Some scholars dated Nsibidi back to 5000 B.C, As both Nsibidi and the Egyptian hieroglyphs (Kemetic Medu Neter) share several of the same characters, with archaeological evidence found in Ikom, Nigeria dated back to 2000 B.C.

The nsibidi does not correspond to any spoken language, Powerfully encoded, with symbols referring  to abstract concepts, 
used for communication amongst people with different languages. 
This once-scared “Nsibidi glyphs” were also used for spiritual purposes, The Nsibidi symbols can be drawn in the air (as gestures), on the ground, masks and textiles etc.

Note:
Western education and Christian doctrine  played a huge part in reducing the number of nsibidi-literate people, 
Now practiced in secret, by few.. .
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#contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #igbo #art #culture #africa #knowyouridentity #getupstandupnow #contemporarydrawing #afrofuturism #african #nigeria #handmade #afrocentric #black #arts #blackexcellence #unity #africanart #africanism #repost #afro #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #nsibiri, #nri
  • Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication, used by the Uguakima and Ejagham peoples of the present southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, in the Cross River region.
    Nsibidi was also used by these tribes, Ibibio, Efik uyanga and The Igbo peoples.

    Inspiration for the Wakandan writing system shown in the movie Black panther.. Some scholars dated Nsibidi back to 5000 B.C, As both Nsibidi and the Egyptian hieroglyphs (Kemetic Medu Neter) share several of the same characters, with archaeological evidence found in Ikom, Nigeria dated back to 2000 B.C.

    The nsibidi does not correspond to any spoken language, Powerfully encoded, with symbols referring to abstract concepts,
    used for communication amongst people with different languages. 
    This once-scared “Nsibidi glyphs” were also used for spiritual purposes, The Nsibidi symbols can be drawn in the air (as gestures), on the ground, masks and textiles etc.

    Note:
    Western education and Christian doctrine played a huge part in reducing the number of nsibidi-literate people,
    Now practiced in secret, by few.. .
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    #contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #igbo #art #culture #africa #knowyouridentity #getupstandupnow #contemporarydrawing #afrofuturism #african #nigeria #handmade #afrocentric #black #arts #blackexcellence #unity #africanart #africanism #repost #afro #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #nsibiri, #nri

  •  36  4  29 July, 2019
  • Created my own script/font that I call #Vodunsibiri which is inspired by #vodou #voodoo #vodun and #nsibiri #nsibidi 
#africanscript #fantasy #lore #dnd #fantasylanguage #africanamericanlanguage #blackscript #magiclanguages #sacredlanguage #loa #africanfantasy #afrofantasy #blackfantasy #louisianafantasy #blackelf #blackfae #fae #faelanguage #divinelanguage #celestiallanguage #aasimar #elven
  • Created my own script/font that I call #Vodunsibiri which is inspired by #vodou #voodoo #vodun and #nsibiri #nsibidi
    #africanscript #fantasy #lore #dnd #fantasylanguage #africanamericanlanguage #blackscript #magiclanguages #sacredlanguage #loa #africanfantasy #afrofantasy #blackfantasy #louisianafantasy #blackelf #blackfae #fae #faelanguage #divinelanguage #celestiallanguage #aasimar #elven

  •  8  0  4 July, 2019
  • Father Tortoise the Whimsical, King of Secrets and Trickery, the Wisest 😂
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Ukara cloth is produced by hand-stitched raffia as resist, on calico or cotton. The material is then dipped in indigo as many times until the desired tone is achieved. Production is 100% handmade, time and labour intensive, therefore the cloth is costly. It would take almost a year's rent for me to buy that piece, hah! Let's not even begin with the NYSC allawee 😂

#Nsibidi 
#nsibiri 
#ukara
#ekpe
#traditionaltextiles
#igbo
#victorekpuk
#africanart
#nikeartgallery
#tolawewe 
#gafra
  • Father Tortoise the Whimsical, King of Secrets and Trickery, the Wisest 😂
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    Ukara cloth is produced by hand-stitched raffia as resist, on calico or cotton. The material is then dipped in indigo as many times until the desired tone is achieved. Production is 100% handmade, time and labour intensive, therefore the cloth is costly. It would take almost a year's rent for me to buy that piece, hah! Let's not even begin with the NYSC allawee 😂

    #Nsibidi
    #nsibiri
    #ukara
    #ekpe
    #traditionaltextiles
    #igbo
    #victorekpuk
    #africanart
    #nikeartgallery
    #tolawewe
    #gafra

  •  26  2  4 June, 2019
  • This piece has yellow in place of the usual white. Yellow is called odo in Igbo, I am not certain of the Efik. There are also Ukara pieces that deviate from the usual blue and white, to black and white, blue and red, and sometimes gold. Only fathers in the Ekpe society are allowed to wear the Ukara cloth. A boy initiate has to grow to a certain level before he can wear these handmade pieces. Even if one was to own this cloth, as a non-initiate of the Ekpe society, it is sacrilege to put it on, especially if one is a woman.

#Nsibidi 
#nsibiri 
#ukara
#ekpe
#traditionaltextiles
#igbo
#victorekpuk
#africanart
#nikeartgallery
#tolawewe 
#gafra
  • This piece has yellow in place of the usual white. Yellow is called odo in Igbo, I am not certain of the Efik. There are also Ukara pieces that deviate from the usual blue and white, to black and white, blue and red, and sometimes gold. Only fathers in the Ekpe society are allowed to wear the Ukara cloth. A boy initiate has to grow to a certain level before he can wear these handmade pieces. Even if one was to own this cloth, as a non-initiate of the Ekpe society, it is sacrilege to put it on, especially if one is a woman.

    #Nsibidi
    #nsibiri
    #ukara
    #ekpe
    #traditionaltextiles
    #igbo
    #victorekpuk
    #africanart
    #nikeartgallery
    #tolawewe
    #gafra

  •  16  0  4 June, 2019
  • Women are excluded in the Ekpe society. I am told that in honor of feminity and Ala though, there is an extension given women, called the Nknda. The women initiates are given peacock feathers to distinguish them, and are allowed to sit nearby during Ekpe cult activities. If there is a masquerade, the Nknda are left alone and allowed to walk near the Ekpe.
As pertains the nsibiri/nsibidi, ritual language of the Ekpe, women are also excluded. It is simply not a woman's art. Although women are often given the job of producing the ritual cloth, the Ekpe men insist the women are only shown what symbols and patterns to put on each piece, and are not told the meaning or implication of any of these symbols and patterns.

#Nsibidi 
#nsibiri 
#ukara
#ekpe
#traditionaltextiles
#igbo
#victorekpuk
#africanart
#nikeartgallery
#tolawewe
#gafra
  • Women are excluded in the Ekpe society. I am told that in honor of feminity and Ala though, there is an extension given women, called the Nknda. The women initiates are given peacock feathers to distinguish them, and are allowed to sit nearby during Ekpe cult activities. If there is a masquerade, the Nknda are left alone and allowed to walk near the Ekpe.
    As pertains the nsibiri/nsibidi, ritual language of the Ekpe, women are also excluded. It is simply not a woman's art. Although women are often given the job of producing the ritual cloth, the Ekpe men insist the women are only shown what symbols and patterns to put on each piece, and are not told the meaning or implication of any of these symbols and patterns.

    #Nsibidi
    #nsibiri
    #ukara
    #ekpe
    #traditionaltextiles
    #igbo
    #victorekpuk
    #africanart
    #nikeartgallery
    #tolawewe
    #gafra

  •  19  1  4 June, 2019
  • This is Ukara, ritual cloth of the Ekpe Society. There are certain levels within the society, and this piece represents the highest level. It is also the costliest. 
The Ekpe society is shrouded in secrecy, and I've been told that this secrecy guarding the cult's operations, is post-colonial; it was cultivated in order to avoid the scrutiny of the church and government, and for self-preservation. 
#Nsibidi 
#nsibiri 
#ukara
#ekpe
#traditionaltextiles
#igbo
#victorekpuk
#africanart
#nikeartgallery
#tolawewe
#gafra
  • This is Ukara, ritual cloth of the Ekpe Society. There are certain levels within the society, and this piece represents the highest level. It is also the costliest.
    The Ekpe society is shrouded in secrecy, and I've been told that this secrecy guarding the cult's operations, is post-colonial; it was cultivated in order to avoid the scrutiny of the church and government, and for self-preservation.
    #Nsibidi
    #nsibiri
    #ukara
    #ekpe
    #traditionaltextiles
    #igbo
    #victorekpuk
    #africanart
    #nikeartgallery
    #tolawewe
    #gafra

  •  21  0  4 June, 2019
  • Taking shape ... Using the inspiration of how the "Ukara Ekpe" cloth is designed with nsibidi symbols and motifs, we  are creating these unique pair of boxing gloves for our newest member of the #TattdTribe. Ukara is a symbol of wealth and power and is indigenous to what is now South Eastern Nigeria. #ukara #ekpe #ukaraekpe #nsibidi #nsibidiscript #nsibiri #nchibiddi #ancient #indigenous #inspire #inspired #symbolism #motifs #wealth #power #art
  • Taking shape ... Using the inspiration of how the "Ukara Ekpe" cloth is designed with nsibidi symbols and motifs, we are creating these unique pair of boxing gloves for our newest member of the #TattdTribe. Ukara is a symbol of wealth and power and is indigenous to what is now South Eastern Nigeria. #ukara #ekpe #ukaraekpe #nsibidi #nsibidiscript #nsibiri #nchibiddi #ancient #indigenous #inspire #inspired #symbolism #motifs #wealth #power #art

  •  48  7  30 May, 2019
  • “Westernisation is not modernisation
Liberalisation is not westernisation”
#igbo #nsibidi #nsibiri
  • “Westernisation is not modernisation
    Liberalisation is not westernisation”
    #igbo #nsibidi #nsibiri

  •  5  0  10 hours ago

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  • Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication, used by the Uguakima and Ejagham peoples of the present southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, in the Cross River region. 
Nsibidi was also used by these tribes, Ibibio, Efik uyanga and The Igbo peoples.

Inspiration for the Wakandan writing system shown in the movie Black panther.. Some scholars dated Nsibidi back to 5000 B.C, As both Nsibidi and the Egyptian hieroglyphs (Kemetic Medu Neter) share several of the same characters, with archaeological evidence found in Ikom, Nigeria dated back to 2000 B.C.

The nsibidi does not correspond to any spoken language, Powerfully encoded, with symbols referring  to abstract concepts, 
used for communication amongst people with different languages. 
This once-scared “Nsibidi glyphs” were also used for spiritual purposes, The Nsibidi symbols can be drawn in the air (as gestures), on the ground, masks and textiles etc.

Note:
Western education and Christian doctrine  played a huge part in reducing the number of nsibidi-literate people, 
Now practiced in secret, by few.. .
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#contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #igbo #art #culture #africa #knowyouridentity #getupstandupnow #contemporarydrawing #afrofuturism #african #nigeria #handmade #afrocentric #black #arts #blackexcellence #unity #africanart #africanism #repost #afro #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #nsibiri, #nri
  • Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication, used by the Uguakima and Ejagham peoples of the present southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, in the Cross River region.
    Nsibidi was also used by these tribes, Ibibio, Efik uyanga and The Igbo peoples.

    Inspiration for the Wakandan writing system shown in the movie Black panther.. Some scholars dated Nsibidi back to 5000 B.C, As both Nsibidi and the Egyptian hieroglyphs (Kemetic Medu Neter) share several of the same characters, with archaeological evidence found in Ikom, Nigeria dated back to 2000 B.C.

    The nsibidi does not correspond to any spoken language, Powerfully encoded, with symbols referring to abstract concepts,
    used for communication amongst people with different languages. 
    This once-scared “Nsibidi glyphs” were also used for spiritual purposes, The Nsibidi symbols can be drawn in the air (as gestures), on the ground, masks and textiles etc.

    Note:
    Western education and Christian doctrine played a huge part in reducing the number of nsibidi-literate people,
    Now practiced in secret, by few.. .
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    #contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #igbo #art #culture #africa #knowyouridentity #getupstandupnow #contemporarydrawing #afrofuturism #african #nigeria #handmade #afrocentric #black #arts #blackexcellence #unity #africanart #africanism #repost #afro #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #nsibiri, #nri

  •  36  4  29 July, 2019
  • #blackpride
Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. It is also used by neighboring Ibibio, Efik and Igbo peoples. Aesthetically compelling and encoded, nsibidi does not correspond to any one spoken language. It is an ideographic script whose symbols refer to abstract concepts, actions or things and whose use facilitates communication among peoples speaking different languages.

Contrary to Western fabrications that Africans had no pre-colonial written form of communication, Nsibidi existed from 400 CE when it was mostly used as a form of communication by tribal spies and chief priests.

#ancientlanguage #africanhistory #facts #nsibiri #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #black #ancientcivilization
  • #blackpride
    Nsibidi is an ancient system of graphic communication indigenous to the Ejagham peoples of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in the Cross River region. It is also used by neighboring Ibibio, Efik and Igbo peoples. Aesthetically compelling and encoded, nsibidi does not correspond to any one spoken language. It is an ideographic script whose symbols refer to abstract concepts, actions or things and whose use facilitates communication among peoples speaking different languages.

    Contrary to Western fabrications that Africans had no pre-colonial written form of communication, Nsibidi existed from 400 CE when it was mostly used as a form of communication by tribal spies and chief priests.

    #ancientlanguage #africanhistory #facts #nsibiri #nsibidiscript #nsibidi #black #ancientcivilization

  •  23  2  26 February, 2020
  • Idi n'otu - Unity by @Nkaigbo
 The  image shows an Aro man writing letters (Love and Unity) in Nsibiri (Nsibidi) characters. 
The Nsibiri was a writing script which was formed by the Ekpe society (date unknown, possibly pre1500s). The  society was prevalent among the Igbo's of the lower south east of Igboland, primarily  in Arochuwku, Ohafia and Abiriba. The society along with the Nsibiri script was also used by neighbouring ethnic groups. (Ekoi, Efik and others). After Nigeria was colonised, the use of the script stopped.

#ohafia #arochukwu  #abiriba #art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen  #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi  #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik
  • Idi n'otu - Unity by @Nkaigbo
    The image shows an Aro man writing letters (Love and Unity) in Nsibiri (Nsibidi) characters.
    The Nsibiri was a writing script which was formed by the Ekpe society (date unknown, possibly pre1500s). The society was prevalent among the Igbo's of the lower south east of Igboland, primarily in Arochuwku, Ohafia and Abiriba. The society along with the Nsibiri script was also used by neighbouring ethnic groups. (Ekoi, Efik and others). After Nigeria was colonised, the use of the script stopped.

    #ohafia #arochukwu #abiriba #art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik

  •  247  8  26 April, 2017
  • a. “ǫdigu (palm leaf)” Okpanam (Enuani/Aniocha) ‘yam mark’, Thomas (1914)................. b. “261. A flower to place in the hair. On left breast of Egom, an Ikom woman.” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911).................. c. “93. A tree with a bees’ nest containing honey. The bees’ nest is represented by the half circle on the right hand side of the tree.“ nsibidi, Dayrell (1911). .................d. “122. The ‘Nsibidi palm tree […]” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911). .................e. “269. The moon. On right breast of Adda, an Akparabong woman” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911)................. f. “2. Moon.” ‘ǫbwǫ obodo’, Thomas (1914). Nsibidi stands out in particular because it was spread out over a large and ethnolinguistically diverse area and institutionalised through the leopard men’s societies. So nsibidi represents only some of the graphic communication used in the area and presumably beyond which have unfortunately either been mostly forgotten or are near gone because of the colonial quagmire.
By ukpuru tumblr

#art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen  #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi  #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik #ukaracloth
  • a. “ǫdigu (palm leaf)” Okpanam (Enuani/Aniocha) ‘yam mark’, Thomas (1914)................. b. “261. A flower to place in the hair. On left breast of Egom, an Ikom woman.” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911).................. c. “93. A tree with a bees’ nest containing honey. The bees’ nest is represented by the half circle on the right hand side of the tree.“ nsibidi, Dayrell (1911). .................d. “122. The ‘Nsibidi palm tree […]” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911). .................e. “269. The moon. On right breast of Adda, an Akparabong woman” nsibidi, Dayrell (1911)................. f. “2. Moon.” ‘ǫbwǫ obodo’, Thomas (1914). Nsibidi stands out in particular because it was spread out over a large and ethnolinguistically diverse area and institutionalised through the leopard men’s societies. So nsibidi represents only some of the graphic communication used in the area and presumably beyond which have unfortunately either been mostly forgotten or are near gone because of the colonial quagmire.
    By ukpuru tumblr

    #art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik #ukaracloth

  •  109  1  27 June, 2017
  • Nsibidi/Nsibiri
Text by ukpuru tumblr:
" I’d like to add to the discussion on the origins of nsibidi that I believe nsibidi is part of a tradition of ideographic designs in the general area, for instance ùrì itself contains ideographic elements, there were ideographs used by masking societies and for divination, in Enuani, in the northern part of western Igboland, for instance, there are symbols recorded by colonial government anthropologist Northcote Thomas as ọgbọ obodo [in his orthography ǫbwǫ obodo], this was used for divination as far as I know and was drawn by women in Mkpetime but it’s also possible that they could have been used for other purposes and are related to the yam marks [pictured] that was recorded by Northcote Thomas in 1914 in volume IV of his book on the Igbo people with symbols from Enuani towns which some have named the Aniocha script. I also think these systems of communication, uri, nsibidi, etc, are linked.

#art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen  #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi  #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik #ukaracloth
  • Nsibidi/Nsibiri
    Text by ukpuru tumblr:
    " I’d like to add to the discussion on the origins of nsibidi that I believe nsibidi is part of a tradition of ideographic designs in the general area, for instance ùrì itself contains ideographic elements, there were ideographs used by masking societies and for divination, in Enuani, in the northern part of western Igboland, for instance, there are symbols recorded by colonial government anthropologist Northcote Thomas as ọgbọ obodo [in his orthography ǫbwǫ obodo], this was used for divination as far as I know and was drawn by women in Mkpetime but it’s also possible that they could have been used for other purposes and are related to the yam marks [pictured] that was recorded by Northcote Thomas in 1914 in volume IV of his book on the Igbo people with symbols from Enuani towns which some have named the Aniocha script. I also think these systems of communication, uri, nsibidi, etc, are linked.

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  •  110  1  27 June, 2017
  • Here’s our Morning routine, Out on YouTube. Link in bio.
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LINK IN BIO!! Ugonna and Kenechukwu go through some basic Igbo phrases with us in Okwu ID's newest show "LEARN IGBO". #Igbo  #africa #africanculture #nollywood #nigeria #nigerianlanguages #igboamaka #igbotic #teamigbo #Igboexcellence #okwuid #igbocouple #biafra #igbolove #Teamnaija #LearnIgbo #NigerianYouth  #learnigbo #igbolanguage  #speakigbo #igbokwenu #igboamaka #nsibiri #nigeria #africanlanguages #africa
  • Here’s our Morning routine, Out on YouTube. Link in bio.
    #Repost @okwuid
    ・・・
    LINK IN BIO!! Ugonna and Kenechukwu go through some basic Igbo phrases with us in Okwu ID's newest show "LEARN IGBO". #Igbo #africa #africanculture #nollywood #nigeria #nigerianlanguages #igboamaka #igbotic #teamigbo #Igboexcellence #okwuid #igbocouple #biafra #igbolove #Teamnaija #LearnIgbo #NigerianYouth #learnigbo #igbolanguage #speakigbo #igbokwenu #igboamaka #nsibiri #nigeria #africanlanguages #africa

  •  78  1  28 November, 2017
  • “Ǫbwọ obodo” from top-left counterclockwise, “8. Leopard. 7. Cross roads. 6. Mirror. 5. Nkpetime 4. Sun. [from top-right] 3. Ubido (tiger cat). 2. Moon. 1. Seat.” They aren’t just similar in function, as Wnoted I believe they are linked a they actually share very similar glyphs for similar concepts.
Text by ukpuru tumblr

linked.

#art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen  #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi  #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik #ukaracloth
  • “Ǫbwọ obodo” from top-left counterclockwise, “8. Leopard. 7. Cross roads. 6. Mirror. 5. Nkpetime 4. Sun. [from top-right] 3. Ubido (tiger cat). 2. Moon. 1. Seat.” They aren’t just similar in function, as Wnoted I believe they are linked a they actually share very similar glyphs for similar concepts.
    Text by ukpuru tumblr

    linked.

    #art #igbo #igbokwenu #igbomen #africanart #westafrican #african #africanculture #africancostumes #africanclothings #sketch #lineart #art #ndiigbo #ndiigbokwenu #igboart #igboculture #naija #9ja #nigerian #nigerianart #nigerianartist #arokwenu #nsibiri #nsibidi #nsibidiscript #ekoi #efik #ukaracloth

  •  91  1  27 June, 2017