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Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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Synergy of Uli Symbols and Textiles: An Exploration in Textile Sculptural Forms

NA Udeani

Abstract


In the flowing technology of this era, interaction of various disciplines and activities in life is inevitable. The collaboration of various aspects of art has been and still is a unique dynamic expressive medium which allows for unlimited expression for modern artists in terms of media. Symbols existing in various communities are experiencing obsolescence. This is because these signs and symbols are merely objects of communal enjoyment rather than signs and symbols of artistic production. In this study explorative experiments were carried out in sculptural form using textile and textile related materials (Textile Sculpture) in order to invigorate these symbols adopting their meanings but giving them different place through innovative and creative process. Uli, a symbolic painting of female body provides unique symbols used for this study.




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