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Yoruba Beaded Dance Skirt Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Beaded Dance Skirt Nigeria African Art
Type of Object Costume
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Glass beads, cloth, metal, vegetal materials
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 64 Inches
Width: 26 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Very worn patina, dirt, missing beads, stains and rips

Additional Information: A handmade African Yoruba beaded dance skirt. Among the Yoruba, beadwork is the province of the Ife diviner, something akin to a priest. In the complex beaded patterns symbol and abstract patterns interact in a play of color and design.

Recommended Reading:See Fagg's YORUBA BEADWORK.