Heritage Poem | Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City | Tourism Poem

If you love raffia craft, Ikot Ekpene is the birthplace. Enjoy Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City, a nature poem for the love of our Annang people.

Poem on Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City

Nestled in the heart of Akwa Ibom State, Ikot Ekpene stands as a beacon of creativity and craftsmanship, renowned as the birthplace of raffia crafts. This bustling city, known affectionately as the "Raffia City," is home to the Annang people, who have cultivated a rich tradition of weaving intricate and beautiful creations from the fibers of the raffia palm. Against this backdrop of natural beauty and artistic ingenuity, a captivating natural poem titled "Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City" emerges, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and rhythms of this vibrant community.

For generations, the Annang people of Ikot Ekpene have honed their skills in the art of raffia weaving, passing down their knowledge and expertise from one generation to the next. The raffia palm, with its long, sturdy fronds, serves as the raw material for a wide array of traditional crafts, including baskets, mats, hats, and decorative ornaments. As the poem unfolds, it celebrates the natural beauty of Ikot Ekpene, where the gentle rustle of raffia leaves in the breeze and the rhythmic click-clack of weaving looms create a symphony of sound and motion that is as mesmerizing as it is enchanting.

"Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City" offers a poetic exploration of the deep connection between the Annang people and the land they call home. Through its evocative imagery and lyrical prose, the poem invites readers to journey through the winding streets and bustling markets of Ikot Ekpene, where the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of raffia crafts adorn every corner. Here, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, artisans ply their trade with skill and precision, transforming humble strands of raffia into works of art that capture the essence of Annang culture and tradition.

Moreover, the poem serves as a tribute to the resilience and creativity of the Annang people, who have turned their craft into a source of pride and economic opportunity for their community. As visitors wander through the markets of Ikot Ekpene, they are greeted by a dazzling array of raffia creations, each one a testament to the skill and ingenuity of its creator. From intricately woven baskets to delicately embroidered textiles, the craftsmanship on display in the Raffia City is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Annang people and their timeless commitment to preserving their cultural heritage for generations to come. The birthplace of raffia crafts is Ikot Ekpene. Enjoy this natural poem for the Annang people, Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City. Historical, Tourism and Heritage Poems about Akwa Ibom State

Ikot Ekpene The Raffia City

Ikot Ekpene
Land of the Annangs
Centre of raffia craft.

Ikot Ekpene
Land of skilled craftsmen.

In the beauty of slopes
You surround yourself.

In the richness of culture
Your heritage is blessed.

Land of the Annang’s
The main centre of raffia craft
A town within the land of promise
Skilled craftsmen preserved your heritages.

In the extract of raffia palm frond
The hands of your craftsmen
Have amazed the world.

Raffia belts, hats
Raffia shoes, handbags…
Are the skilled hands of your craftsmen.

Ikot Ekpene! You are called by name
But by `Raffia City', your alias is known
In the tradition of your ancestors, I greet.

Annang mma!
Annang mma!
Annang mma mma de-o.

Nsikak Andrew, 19th July 2007



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Heritage Poem | Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City | Tourism Poem
If you love raffia craft, Ikot Ekpene is the birthplace. Enjoy Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City, a nature poem for the love of our Annang people.
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