Philip Iorheghem Iorja
Department of Home and Rural Economics,
Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture,
Yandev, Benue State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]
Nguumbur Clara Atshehe
ISIEN Rock Innovation Institute Gboko,
Km 4, Yandev- Gboko Bye pass,
Gboko North, Benue State, Nigeria.
This study was based on traditional cloth weaving as a means of earning a living among the Tiv. The study has five objectives, among which is to determine the influence of traditional cloth weaving on the earning and living condition of the people of Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. The study was to determine the various methods or techniques of traditional cloth weaving among the Vandeikya people; to identify the materials used for traditional cloth weaving among the people; to find out the various prospects associated with the traditional cloth weaving industry in the study area; and to identify some challenges and problems associated with traditional cloth weaving in the study area so as to meet the needs of the people. The population was made up of 250 people who specialize in traditional cloth weaving. A sample size of 140 respondents was selected from the population. Purposive sampling method was used for the study. The instrument of data collection was questionnaire. Simple frequency and percentages were used for data analysis. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made from the study.
KEY WORDS: TRADITIONAL CLOTH, WEAVING, EARNING, LIVING, INDUSTRY