This book traces the equestrian culture in northern Nigeria over the centuries by way of ancient trans-Saharan routes and the role indigo played in dyed textiles worn by warriors and royalty during equestrian parades. For a hardcopy, please email:

6 thoughts on “INDIGO and the DURBAR

  1. Dear Lesley, This looks like a fabulous book! I remember going to a Durbar in Kano in 1996. It was a wonderful experience….and the “blue men” were especially impressive! Congratulations! And greetings from Montana – as of last Saturday.

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    • I hope your stay in Montana is all you wish it to be. Thank you so much for your comment. It means so much! Yes, once you have physically attended a durbar, the sounds, color and movement makes a lasting impression. Thank you for your memory. L.

  2. Dear Lesley, Thank you for a wonderful history and story about the Durbar and the adire cloth/indigo/making of veils. Your manner of writing is engaging and encourages you to look for more information/history. Thank you for sharing this booklet. I will look forward to your next installment.
    Thank you again

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