Origin: Bida, Nigeria
The Nupe people have various traditions. Much of their culture was diluted by the Usman Dan Fodio jihad of the 19th century, but they still hold on to some of their culture which is very similar to that of ancient Egypt. Many Nupe people often have tribal scars on their faces (similar to an old Yoruba tradition), some to identify their prestige and the family of which they belong as well as for protection, as well asjewelry adornment. But these traditions are dying out in certain areas. Their art is often abstract. They are well known for their woodenstools with patterns carved onto the surface.