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Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Panel Beadwork Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Panel Beadwork Nigeria African Art
Type of Object Beaded Hanging Panel
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton fabric glass Beads, strings
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 40 Inches
Width: 5 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Traces of glued, lose beads, dirt

Additional Information: A beautiful example of beaded panel decorated with motfs depicting animals. 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.