|Alok Open Air Museum (National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria).||I. Miller photo|
Community children around the painted carved monolith that represents the Cross River State Tourism Bureau. Their bodies are painted and clothed for the procession through the monolith circle to "feed" the stones traditionally, with pounded yam mixed with palm oil, and libations of fresh palm wine, while dancing and singing to the accompaniment of an iron gong. Alok, Ikom L.G.A., Cross River State. I. Miller photograph, 2014.
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