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Documenting the Periwinkle and aquatic Culture of the Nembe people in visual form

by Pamela Cyril-Egware
(Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria )

Pamela Cyril-Egware is a textile and fashion artist. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is researching intensively into the Cultural heritage of the Nembe people of Bayelsa state in Nigeria, using visual representation of aquatic forms collected from the environment. This has lead to the creation of a fabric of identity for the Nembe people tagged Abadi-a-ingo, Ama kiri ikara, Isemikon bou and several others. The research is still on going, to relate traditional festivals and more visually and preserve same in museums.
Pamela has a PhD from University of Port Harcourt, MFA from University of Nigeria Nsukka and Ba from ABU Zaria all in textile and fashion designer. She has published extensively in reputable journals nationally and internationally exhibited also. Her works are in museums, galleries schools and private places within and outside Nigeria. As a practicing artist, Pamela owns a studio and gallery of international repute in Port Harcourt where she trains students in textile skills and accept university students for Industrial training.

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