YORUBA DIVINATION BOWLS ARCHIVES, NIGERIA

The Yoruba bowls below have been sold and are left here for reference and education purposes.

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Yoruba
Bowl 20
15.5" diameter
SOLD

Yoruba
Bowl 21
20" long
SOLD


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YORUBA, DIVINATION BOWLS, Nigeria

Divination (Ifa) is practiced to explain misfortunes and help to prevent them. The diviner, in consulting a diety, manipulates sixteen palm nuts, reads the patterns they form and marks the results on a divination board sprinkled with wood dust. The marks indicate verses that should be chanted as prayers. The bowls, agere Ifa, are receptacles for the sixteen sacred palm nuts used in divination.

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