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The Igala of North central Nigeria just like many other ethnic groups in Nigeria had a well developed traditional techno-scientific industries prior to the advent of British colonialism. one of these industries which thrived in Igalaland was the art of textile production. it involved a complex process and was gendered. the products of traditional Igala textile industry served and still serves social, economic, cultural and political roles. However, with the emergence of European colonialism, the Igala textile industry nose-dived. This book provides a concise narrative of the changes and…mehr

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The Igala of North central Nigeria just like many other ethnic groups in Nigeria had a well developed traditional techno-scientific industries prior to the advent of British colonialism. one of these industries which thrived in Igalaland was the art of textile production. it involved a complex process and was gendered. the products of traditional Igala textile industry served and still serves social, economic, cultural and political roles. However, with the emergence of European colonialism, the Igala textile industry nose-dived. This book provides a concise narrative of the changes and dynamics of Igala textile industry,1900-1960. the book further examines how British colonial policies and programmes impacted on the traditional Igala textile and recommends feasible strategies for modernization.
Autorenporträt
Abah Danladi is currently a PhD candidate. He holds BA(Hons)History & International Studies from Kogi State University Anyigba and MA in History from Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria. A multi-award winning student, He has published extensively in both local and international journals.