Okene

Okene, Nigeria

Cloth weaving is a long time tradition in the Okene area as it is passed down from generation to generation. I read that this weaving center had been shut down due to poor management. The local government has now established a training center to teach women how to weave from their home. February 1990. Le…

Okene, Nigeria

The Okene market is the place to meet the Fula shepherds. Their buffalo herds graze on the banks of the Niger river. November 1989. Le marché d’Okene est le lieu où on rencontre les bergers peuls. Leurs troupeaux de buffles paissent sur les bords du fleuve Niger. Novembre 1989.

Okene, Nigeria

A Fula woman strolls through the market in Okene. The Fulani are traditionally a nomadic people, herding goats and sheep across a large territory in West Africa. Women have facial tattoos. The tribes are said to become sedentary in recent years. September 1989. Une femme peul se promène dans le marché d’Okene. Les Peuls sont traditionnellement un peuple…