The igbos are known for their rich culture and heritage, which is displayed in their traditional attires. The most popular traditional attire for the Igbo people is the the Isiagu aka Chieftancy or the white wrapper. And it has been a part of the Igbo tradition from time immemorial.
The Igbo traditional wears are among some of the most beautiful and colorful in Africa. It is a source of pride to every Igbo that their traditional wears are worn by many other tribes across Nigeria. The unique designs and color choices were made over generations to demonstrate the artistic skills of the Igbo people.
The traditional costume of Igbo people refers to the styles of dress that has been passed down from one generation to the other, in Igboland. It is made up of various designs, patterns and colors which are usually characteristic of a particular community.
The Igbo traditional costumes will include the following styles
-Jimu Agbada (Queen’s dress)
-Isi Agbada (King’s dress)
-Isi Ala (Wedding gown)
Attire for Igbo traditional marriage
The beauty of the Igbo traditional wears can not only be seen on the surface; but also in the intricate details that have been worked into them. The different color choices and combinations, as well as patterns and symbols used to represent concepts like wealth, power, authority and status, have a deeper meaning.
Here are 14 Beautiful Igbo traditional dresses for women in 2022: