Rare Igbo Maiden Spirit Dance Costume
In northern Nigeria, Igbo tribes host maiden spirit festivals, where men in colorful costumes perform women’s dances to entertain onlookers. Constructed from cloth, patchwork and applique, this starred and striped pattern is meant to mimic female body paintings, also known as uli.
• 69″W x 6.5″D x 76.5″H
• era: 20th century
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