Queen Mother Pendant Mask (Iyoba)

Queen Mother Pendant Mask (Iyoba) The Benin ivory mask is a miniature sculptural portrait in ivory of Idia, the first Iyoba – or Queen Mother – of the 16th century Benin Empire, taking the form of a traditional African mask. In Benin, ivory is related to the color white, a symbol of ritual purity that is associated with Olokun, god …

The Women’s War November 1929

  HISTORY OF CHANGE: THE WOMEN’S WAR NOVEMBER 1929 (Igbo: Ogu Umunwanyi; Ibibio: Ekong Iban), The protests of 1929, is more aptly considered a strategically executed anti-colonial revolt organized women to redress social, political and economic grievances. The protest encompassed women from six ethnic groups (Ibibio, Andoni, Orgoni, Bonny, Opobo, and Igbo). It was the first major anti-colonial revolt …