YORUBA BEADED BELTS 1-10


Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, BEADED BELTS 3-10, Nigeria,  From top to bottom:
First length = beaded area, second length = with ties.

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 3, 30-58", $100 SOLD

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 5, 21-36", $75

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 7, 29-51", $100

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 8, 22-33.5", $100 (ties are beaded)

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 9, 30.5-35", $125 (loops are beaded)

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 10, 26.5-57", $125

            

Despite their appearance and some signs of wear, these Yoruba belts were probably made to the sold.

Only belt no. 5 might be difficult to tie, it could be pinned.   Belt no. 9 appears to be two similar belts joined together (the cloth backing is a single piece).

Some of the beaded belts below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

Photograph © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, BEADED BELTS 1-6, Nigeria, From top to bottom:
First length = beaded area, second length = with ties. Only no. 5 might be difficult to tie, it could be pinned.

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 1, 29-48", $100, SOLD

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 2, 23-46", $100, SOLD

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 3, 30-58", $100, SOLD

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 4, 27-46", $100, SOLD

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 5, 21-36", $75

YORUBA, BEADED BELT 6, 29-59", $125, SOLD

Despite their appearance and some signs of wear, these Yoruba belts were probably made to the sold.  Beads and cowrie shells were signs of wealth and status. In addition to the Yoruba faces with vertical scarification on the cheeks, common themes include many types of animals and geometric patterns.

We have a good selection of Kuba belts, which are much larger, at KUBA BELTS



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