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Yoruba Diviner's Hanging Panel Beaded Nigeria Africa Art

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137999
$98.00
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Type of Object Beaded Hanging Panel
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Cotton fabric glass Beads, strings
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 34
Width (in) 4.5
Overall Condition Good. 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.

Additional Information:

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.