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Celebrating Orie (Igbo) Market Day

This vibrant painting celebrates one of the 4 Market days of the Igbo tribal group from Nigeria. These women are heading to the Orie (pronounced Oye) market.  This painting is nostalgic as it reminds me of my grandmother waking up early to embark on a big walk to the nearest Orie market to buy homegrown food items and handmade crafts. She would be accompanied by neighbours or friends and there would be a melting pot of people from other villages around the market buying, selling and building community bonds. This limited edition print of my original artwork which gets as big as 70 x 100 cm. It ships worldwide and can be found online here:https://etsy.me/31nBahy