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This Is Us: UKARA (A contemporary African Jewel)

‘We know Adire of Abeokuta, but do we know the Ukara of Ebonyi state’?

Indigo as dye comes from at least 800 species of the leguminous Indigofera plant, 600 of which are found in Africa and harvested in September.

This Is Us (@thisisusng) takes us on a journey of their most recent textile discovery and research on the Ukara Cloth of Ebonyi state.

Founded on a natural indigo dyeing practice that is indigenous to the people of South East Nigeria and local craftsmanship developed over centuries in the Ezillo community, Ukara cloth is a perfect example of the timeless sustainable practices that abound in our cultural heritage.SHOW LESS

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