Tired of Ignorance
ukpuru:


Detail of female figure, Ugo na cho mma (“The eagle seeks out beauty”). Igbo, Nigeria. Wood, plastic, glass, uli dye(?); height of full figure 127cm (50”). Seattle Art Museum, Katherine White Collection, no. 81.17525. Largely abstract uli lines are arranged symmetrically, as they might have been painted on an Igbo woman. The mirror emphasizes the aesthetics of uli.

— Simon Ottenberg

ukpuru:

Detail of female figure, Ugo na cho mma (“The eagle seeks out beauty”). Igbo, Nigeria. Wood, plastic, glass, uli dye(?); height of full figure 127cm (50”). Seattle Art Museum, Katherine White Collection, no. 81.17525. Largely abstract uli lines are arranged symmetrically, as they might have been painted on an Igbo woman. The mirror emphasizes the aesthetics of uli.

— Simon Ottenberg

Luba, Hemba, and Songye.

Luba, Hemba, and Songye.