Aug 1, 2009
A glimpse of the amazing artistic heritage of the Edo people of Nigeria. Their exquisite bronze sculptures showcase the rich and ancient culture of this part of the world. With this art, you can get a true feeling of Africa before the arrival of the European.
Nigeria is one of the most art-oriented countries in Africa. It consists of many different tribes who possess different unique cultural artistic styles and tastes. One of those places is Edo state. Known as the heartbeat of the nation, Edo state is located in the south-eastern part of Nigeria. Benin City, its capital, is inhabited by the Bini people who, apart from other exciting forms of art they are involved in, specialise in a different but unique form of art-Bronze casting and sculpture-related artworks.