|Title||Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Beadwork Nigeria Africa 64 Inch|
|Type of Object||Beaded Hanging Panel|
|Country of Origin||Nigeria|
|Materials||Cotton fabric glass Beads, strings|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|Dimensions||Height: 64 Inches
Width: 7.5 Inches
|Overall Condition||Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.|
|Damage/Repair||Traces of glued materials on the cotton cloth. loose beads, dirt|
Additional Information: A beautiful example of beaded panel decorated with motfs depicting chamelions. This piece is identified as a diviner's hanging panel.
Among the Yoruba, beadwork is the province of the Ife diviner, something akin to a priest. Beadwork pieces like this one were worn around the neck of the diviner.
YORUBA BEADWORK and BEADS BODY AND SOUL-ART AND LIGHT IN THE YORUBA UNIVERSE by Drewal and Mason.