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Title:Yoruba traditional weaving: Kijipa motifs, color and symbols
Author:Aremu, P.S.O.
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:The Yoruba are known for their craftsmanship most especially in the weaving of home made traditional cloths. This paper covers Oyo and Ogun States of Nigeria with special reference to centers such as Ogbomosho, Oyo and Iseyin in Oyo State, and Owu-Ijebu in Ogun State of Nigeria. For cultural analysis, this paper focuses on the production, motifs, color and symbols of Kijipá as it is called in Oyo State, and known as Ikālč among the Ijebus. In actual fact, the production of Kijipá or lkālč cloths is basically the same, it is the traditional usage that differs. Because of this, this paper is focusing its attention mainly on motifs, color and symbols. Bibliogr., fig., notes.