MAGNIN, Andre. J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere Photographs.
(Zurich): Scalo, 2000. First edition. Quarto. 158 pages. A truly incredible documentation of the hairstyles of Nigeria which the photographer painstakingly carried out over a period of more than thity years. These ever-evolving designs symbolised key life events such as weddings or birthdays, and often denoted social status with unique family hairstyles being passed down through generations. The styles became known by their nicknames, which emerged from either the geographic area they came from, or from the natural and manmade forms they imitated including pineapples, crabs, suspension bridges or towerblocks. A unique typological survey, which provides an enduringly beautiful and powerful insight into Nigerian culture. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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