Craft in Nigeria
“This is a portrait of a young Gwari lady in Tatiko Niger State, Nigeria. she made the pot all by herself and that’s how she makes a living.
The Gwari people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria spread across over 31 local government areas. They are also regarded as the most peaceful.
I embarked on this trip to see and learn more about the culture of pottery making and cloth weaving in Northcentral of Nigeria, I visited Tatiko, a village predominantly occupied by the Gwari people, and here I discovered something new and interesting.
The practice of pottery making and cloth weaving is a common trade in Tatiko. It was really fascinating to watch the process of molding & baking of pots and the mastery of cloth weaving.
They seem happy doing what they do and that gave me joy and also something to think about.”
- March 12, 2019