This classic design, a depiction of a rearing horse, is generally known as the Jumping Horse. In Nigeria it is traditionally worn by Igbo women at their women’s meeting in August. It is known as Je cours plus vite que ma rivale (‘I run faster than my rival’) in Ivory Coast, where it expresses the rivalry between wives because the rearing horse looks as if it were about to run in a race.
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