Apart from the unique language, there were some other cultural modes which distinguished the Esan people from other peoples of Nigeria. These were in the aspect of dressing habit. The men worn loin-cloth, Igbulu-Ododo, made of assorted colours with another smaller one, Obenuku, tied around the waist. The Ijakpa was made of leather tassels with knitted and decorated handle. Because the wearing of Igbulu-ododo left a part of the body exposed the Ijakpa was used for killing flies and other insects that perch on the exposed body. A cap, Arhu, made of same material won on the head to match with the face, added colour to the man’s personality and acted as a shade over the head from the rays of the sunshine.
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