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Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Panel Beaded Nigeria Africa 39 Inch

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Title Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Panel Beaded Nigeria Africa 39 Inch
Type of Object Beaded Hanging Panel
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton fabric glass Beads, strings
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 39 Inches
Width: 6 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
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 lizards. 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. 


Recommended Reading:

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