YORUBA BEADED BRACELETS, NIGERIA



YORUBA Beaded Bracelets 1-4
from left to right

1. ......... 7" long x 7" wide x 1.75" high........$40
2. .......... 7" long x 6.5" wide x 2" high.........$40
3. .... 5.75" long x 5.5" wide x 1.75" high.....$30 SOLD
4. ..... 5.5" long x 5.5" wide x 1.75" high......$30 SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA
BEADED BRACELETS

These bracelets have not been vetted so they may have been made to be sold.

"Called Orun ileke, beaded bracelets are forms that surround and guard those who wear them."

page 224. Beads Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, by Drewal and Mason

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.

1. ......... 7" long x 7" wide x 1.75" high........$40
Hard bracelet, leather inside edge




2. .......... 7" long x 6.5" wide x 2" high.........$40
Soft bracelet, leather inside edge




3. .... 5.75" long x 5.5" wide x 1.75" high.....$30 SOLD
Medium hard bracelet, leather inside edge




4. ..... 5.5" long x 5.5" wide x 1.75" high......$30 SOLD
Hard bracelet, cloth inside edge


 

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