Cloth and the Corpse in Ebira

  title={Cloth and the Corpse in Ebira},
  author={J. Allanson Picton},
  pages={296 - 313}
  • J. Picton
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • History
  • Textile
Abstract Ebira-speaking people inhabit a region to the south-west of the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers in Nigeria. The social environment is dominated by Islam, with a Christian minority. Nevertheless, in the late 1960s, when I began the research drawn upon in this article, much of the pre-Islamic/pre-Christian ritual tradition remained intact; and all three religions presuppose a continuity of human existence beyond death. Yet the question of what persisted, and how, beyond the… 
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