“In Umuchu in Nigeria, as in most of Africa, ‘masquerade is exclusively for men. It’s a macho thing,’ said Mr. Victor Emenuga”

Not only in parts od Nigeria, but all throughout Africa men “dress up” at during specific times of the year to pay homage, recognize, respect, inspire, create, praise, align and celebrate. Their elaborate textiles are not just for show, but for purpose. We give a head nod.

All images by Phyllis Galembo



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