YORUBA BEADWORK, NIGERIA

 

Yoruba
Divination Object 1


 

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns

 

Yoruba
Beaded
Object 62

 

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns




YORUBA
Ifa Diviner's
Panels

YORUBA
Beaded
Staffs



YORUBA
Beaded Diviner's
Bags


YORUBA
Beaded
Vests

 

YORUBA
Beaded
Belts

YORUBA
Divination
Necklaces

YORUBA
Beaded Flywhisk 1
$500




YORUBA
Wall of Sashes

YORUBA
Beaded Sheaths
 



YORUBA

Beaded Sashes

 

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 2



YORUBA
Cowrie Baskets

YORUBA
Beaded Bell
8" high, $500

YORUBA
Beaded Containers


YORUBA
Bracelets 1-4
5.5" - 7" wide
$30-$40



YORUBA
Beaded
Diviner's
Bags

YORUBA
Beaded Object 32
11" high
$300



Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, BEADWORK, Nigeria

Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads.

Most of our Yoruba beadwork is probably made for sale. There are some pieces vetted as authentic in the bags, crowns, panels and sheaths categories.

Recommended reading: Beads Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, by Drewal and Mason

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