Textile industry in Nupeland

  • Mohammed Lawal Salahu
  • Yakubu Ahmed Ilyasu


Man became conscious of whom he was when he took  sedimentary life. The consciousness led to the need to cover his body either from nakedness, to look beautiful or in response to the harsh weather; and to keep the body warm. This began with the use of leaves to animal skins then to the weaving and production of fabric for clothing. Though no one can said when clothing or textiles began in the world and in Nupeland in particular, no doubt it has a fair long history and has undergone changes overtime. It is in the light of this that using historical methodology of both  primary and secondary sources, the paper investigate textile industry in Nupeland. Using content analysis, the paper concluded that the industry in Nupeland had benefitted from the technology and skills of neighbouring communities before it became  synonymous with the Nupe. The industry has also declined due to modern production.

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eISSN: 2227-5452
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