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Isiagu History

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Isiagu History

The Isiagu, a distinct pull over tunic shirt, widely popular with the over 55 million Igbos of Eastern Nigeria is a cultural phenomenon that expresses the Igbo values of strength, courage and nobility.  https://heritage54.com/collections/men-t-shirts/products/ichie-red-handmade-isiagu-igbo-traditional-top-isi-agu-authentic-velvet-african-men Its origin and history is a testimony to Igbo dynamic culture. The Igbo man is a practical man and thus very open minded and adaptable. The Isiagu is loosely based on the English tunic shirt worn in 1880's by Europeans along the coasts of Bights of Biafra and Bonny. See below. Like the Kolanut which is more rampant in the west of Nigeria but has far...

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