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Pottery has been, until recently, a full-time industry for the women of Inyi, a small town in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, south-eastern Nigeria, famous since colonial times for its finely crafted pots. According to LeithRoss’s testimony in her magisterial publication, Nigerian Pottery: “The Ibo women are among the finest potters in Nigeria, more especially as regards their inexhaustible store of invention both in form and decoration and the individual touch which they give to the most ordinary article.

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