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Yoruba Beaded Crocodile Diviner's Hanging Panel Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Beaded Crocodile Diviner's Hanging Panel Nigeria African Art
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton fabric, glass Beads, strings, cowrie shells
Approximate Age 20th century or contemporary
Dimensions Height: 48 Inches
Width: 17 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Dirty fabric, and beadwork crushed around eyes.


Additional Information:  A beautiful example of beaded crocodile panel decorated with motifs depicting stylized animal designs. 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. In the complex beaded patterns symbol and abstract patterns interact in a play of color and design. Human figures and lizards are the main designs on this panel. 


Recommended Reading:

YORUBA BEADWORK and BEADS BODY AND SOUL-ART AND LIGHT IN THE YORUBA UNIVERSE by Drewal and Mason.