Urhobo , Objet art of the ethnic Urhobo - African-art.net
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The Urhobo live west of the Ibo in the north of the Niger Delta. They live on fishing and agriculture. They believe that spirits of the forest, named Edjo, affect their lives everyday. Their statues and masks are recognizable by long vertical scars present on the forehead. The masks are worn by young men in ceremonies dedicated to the spirits of the forest. There is no centralized political power in this nation. Each village is governed by a board composed of heads of families, priests, warlords and members of the male society ekpado. Being a member of society ekpado brings prestige.

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