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ERIC Number: EJ1290224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Unity in Diversity: The Preserved Art Works of the Varied Peoples of Abeokuta from 1830 to Date
Ifeta, Chris Funke; Idowu, Olatunji; Adenle, John; Ochei, Bukola Odesiri
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v16 n1 2020
Much has been written on the history of Abeokuta and their artworks since their occupation of Abeokuta. Yoruba works of art are in museums and private collections abroad. Many museums in the Western part of Nigeria including the National Museum in Abeokuta also have works of art on display; however, much of these are not specific to Abeokuta. Writers on Abeokuta works of art include both foreign and Nigerian scholars. This study uses historical theory to study works of art collected and preserved on Abeokuta since inception of the Egba, Owu and Yewa (Egbado) occupation of the town and looks at implications for development in the 21st century. The study involved the collection of data from primary sources within Abeokuta in addition to secondary sources of information on varied works of art including Ifa and Ogboni paraphernalia. In particular, this research unravels a mix up in international documentation of Abeokuta works. The study also shows that very little has been done to improve on indigenous technologies through introduction of modern machinery for production. Recommendations are made for improving production to promote tourism and industrialisation without undermining the cultural identity of the people.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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