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Yoruba Beaded Diviner's Hanging Panel Beadwork Nigeria African Art

Regular Price: $250.00

Special Price: $188.00

Product #: 126696
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Title Yoruba Decorated Diviner's Hanging Panel Beadwork Nigeria Africa
Type of Object Beaded Hanging Panel
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton fabric (Aso Oke), glass Beads, strings, metal, shells, gourd, wood
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 67 Inches
Width: 8 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. 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 Dirt, and stains


Additional Information:  An aged example of beaded panel with extensive 3 dimensional decoration. The base is fabric, likely cotton.  The many adornments are diverse and add character: animal teeth, glass beads, and a tall beaded man are included.  A panel with significant age and use.


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 faces, elephant and bird are the main designs on this panel. On this example cowrie shells are added as decorative pieces to the upper section of the belt.


Recommended Reading:

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


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