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Dimensions: L:59.1in W:12.6in D:8.3in
Ibibio wooden statues are important cultural artifacts that reinforce Ibibio identity and heritage. The statues often depict human figures, both male and female, representing ancestors, deities, or spirits. They hold deep spiritual and ritual significance within Ibibio culture. They are associated with ancestor worship, as well as the veneration of deities and spirits. The statues serve as physical representations of ancestral beings and are believed to have the power to connect the living with the spiritual realm. They are often used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and rites of passage.
About the Tribe
The Ibibio tribe is an ethnic group predominantly located in southeastern Nigeria, primarily in Akwa Ibom State. They are part of the larger Efik-Ibibio ethnic group, which also includes the Efik people. The Ibibio are known for their rich cultural heritage, traditional practices, and artistic expressions. They speak the Ibibio language, which belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is a tonal language with several dialects spoken within the Ibibio community.
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