Efik Traditional Wedding Attire In Cross River State
Do you know what a traditional attire of the Efik tribe consists of? What do they wear for festive occasions and where do these pieces of clothing originate from? You can learn all this here.
Efik people not only have a great history but also fabulous traditional clothes which make them stand out of the crowd. However, before we dive into the clothing items, let’s talk more about the origin and lifestyle of the Efik people who shaped them into being who they are today.
Who are the Efik people?
The Efik people live in the Southern and Eastern parts of Nigeria. They say that they came here when were looking for places to settle down in the middle of the Cross River area. Apart from the Nigerian states, the Efik people also live in the territory of Cameroon, particularly that one which was previously occupied by Germany.
Later when these two territories were separated, the Efik people were split up politically. Later in 1954, they got their own autonomy which only increased the gap.
The work “efik” means to oppress as the people are known to be rather aggressive no matter what neighbors they had. These individuals speak their own Efik language which was officially established in 1812 after its orthography was described by King Eyo Nsa Honesty.