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Title:Traditional pottery making industry among six contemporary rural societies in Niger State: a comparative analysis
Author:Aiyedun, Kolawole D.ISNI
Year:1997
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Volume:27
Issue:1
Pages:69-106
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Dukawa
Gwari
Avadi
Koro
Nupe
Ura
pottery
Abstract:Pottery making is a major occupation among women in Niger State, Nigeria. This paper presents a comparative analysis of the traditional pottery-making industry among six linguistically distinct rural societies: the Koro at Shako in Suleja Local Government Area; the Ura at Ringa and Pondagari in Rafi Local Government Area; the Nupe at Shegba and Dadi in Lavum Local Government Area; the Gwari at Tao in Shiroro Local Government Area; the Dukkawa of Shagari, the Avadi Kambari at Huwa, and the Abaka Kambari at Salka in Magama Local Government Area. The following aspects are discussed: the influence of geology on the raw materials used; similarities and differences in techniques of pottery manufacture; variability in tool use; decoration (rouletting, stamping, incision, grooving, perforations, painting, compound decorations) and pot forms. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.
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