Places & Faces: Dada Pottery, Ilorin

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Kwara State is nicknamed the ‘State of Harmony’. It was easy to see why during my visit with Unravelling Nigeria last October. As I already mentioned in the second part of that series, I found the people of Kwara to be one of the friendliestย set of people I have ever met in all my travels within Nigeria.

Everyone, from the hotel staff to the Oba and his chiefs at the palace; from the staff who worked at the Unilorin zoo gate to Dada Community and to Esie Museum, every single person we met welcomed us with a smile and so much warmth.

One of our stops during the trip was Dada Pottery,ย an all-female run enterprise in the heart of the city of Ilorin. Here, we learned about the craft of pottery making – one that is said to be as old as the city itself. We also learned about how this craft is passed on from one generation to the next…

I enjoyed visiting and documenting the entire process. These are some of the results of our little photo session. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I did taking them…

You can read more about Dada Pottery in this article by Unravelling Nigeria.

6 Comments

  1. Lovely photos Amarachi. Such beautiful people! The girl in the top photo with the headscarf is absoloutey gorgeous!

    Can’t wait to see what you have coming up next ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Madeline
    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

  2. The pictures are sooo beautiful!๐Ÿ˜ I canโ€™t wait till your next adventure!

    Signed
    Living vicariously through you๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. Beautiful images ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

    Now to come back to Nigeria and visit a Palace. Never visited been to one ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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