International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Urhobo Wood Sculpture of the Niger Delta: Its Structure and Its Therapeutic Tendencies
Ese Odokuma

This study examines the structure of Urhobo Wood Sculptures and it’s healing properties. With certain illnesses on the rise and still no known cures to some of them, this form of therapy offers a new dimension to global medicine. The solutions lie not only in numerous herbal and psychological attributes but also in the structure of these art works. Certain traditional codes as well as iconographic formations which are engraved on these works, speak volumes on some healing processes. An acceptance of this form of treatment may raise the hopes of numerous persons at globalized levels.

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