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By Institute Of African Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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The dress fashion trends of the Nsukka Igbo of the southeastern Nigeria have not been the subject of any scholarly study. The present attempt is therefore to find out whether the dress tendencies of the people were so inconsequential as not to attract the attention of researchers and scholars or whether they lived in a hermetically sealed terrain as to shield off completely the ever-groping lenses of the researchers and scholars. This paper in an attempt at addressing the issues thus raised investigates the trajectory of the dress fashion of the Nsukka Igbo area from the earliest time, specifically between 1900 and 1980; and as well tries to locate how time and space have affected the style changes of the Nsukka Igbo dress fashion. In so doing, historical and sociological methodological approaches are employed to source and elicit information from available scanty sources. The paper considers the traditional and contemporary periods of dress fashion changes of the Nsukka Igbo. Traditional as used in this context refers to the authentic dress fashion of the Nsukka Igbo not tainted by Western presence while contemporary refers to the dress fashion as it exists presently amidst western influences.
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Abstract

The dress fashion trends of the Nsukka Igbo of the southeastern Nigeria have not been the subject of any scholarly study. The present attempt is therefore to find out whether the dress tendencies of the people were so inconsequential as not to attract the attention of researchers and scholars or whether they lived in a hermetically sealed terrain as to shield off completely the ever-groping lenses of the researchers and scholars. This paper in an attempt at addressing the issues thus raised investigates the trajectory of the dress fashion of the Nsukka Igbo area from the earliest time, specifically between 1900 and 1980; and as well tries to locate how time and space have affected the style changes of the Nsukka Igbo dress fashion. In so doing, historical and sociological methodological approaches are employed to source and elicit information from available scanty sources. The paper considers the traditional and contemporary periods of dress fashion changes of the Nsukka Igbo. Traditional as used in this context refers to the authentic dress fashion of the Nsukka Igbo not tainted by Western presence while contemporary refers to the dress fashion as it exists presently amidst western influences.

 

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Institute Of African Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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