About Nsibidi Writing Script – from the Calabar Kingdom

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ABOUT NSIBIDI Script

http://www.library.cornell.edu/africana/Writing_Systems/Nsibidi.html

 

 

Nsibidi Script
Nsibidi is a writing system of the Ejagham people of Nigeria. It is seen on tombstones, secret society buildings, costumes, ritual fans, headdresses, textiles, and in gestures, body and ground painting.

(Source: charts for Nsibidi and the Vai syllabary are from Maude Wahlman’s book Signs and Symbols: African Images in African American Quilts.)

 

For more references to NSIBIDI script, see:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nsibidi

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_in_Ancient_Calabar_Kingdom

 http://www.nmafa.si.edu/exhibits/inscribing/nsibidi.html

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