Friday, 3 April 2009

The Art of the Edo

Here at Webphemera Mansions, we love it when the internet is used to both educate and entertain. This is a fascinating insight in to a rich, ancient and vibrant cultue by Nosa Igunbor, a teenager who studies at Lewisham College in South East London.

From the article:
Nigeria is one of the most art-oriented countries in Africa. It consists of many different tribes who possess different unique cultural artistic styles and tastes. One of those places is Edo state. Known as the heartbeat of the nation, Edo state is located in the south-eastern part of Nigeria. Benin City, its capital, is inhabited by the Bini people who, apart from other exciting forms of art they are involved in, specialise in a different but unique form of art-Bronze casting and sculpture-related artworks.

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Written by Nosa Igunbor

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