Uli (design) - Wikipedia

Uli body art is painted for both formal occasions and everyday wear. Women traditionally wear uli for a variety of reasons, such as going to market to sell wares, meeting a prospective husband, getting married, giving birth, attending burial rites, or attaining of a title.…

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The Poetics of Line

Uli designs on the body lasted about a week. Most uli designs were named and often differed among Igbo regions. Some uli were abstract with zigzag patterns and concentric circles, while others stood for household objects, such as a stool or pot. Many represented animals, including the python or lizard.…

Igbo women illustrate their bodies in significant patterns ...

Igbo women illustrate their bodies in significant patterns. This concept is referred to as uli painting, using a dye made from seeds of uli plants that stain the skin black. Designs are painted on girls who just left the ‘fattening room’ where they were prepped for marriage in three months. After this, they are presented to the community and future husbands in a ceremony with their bodies ...…