YORUBA EGUNGUN COSTUMES ARCHIVES, NIGERIA

The costumes below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold costumes, check the links at the bottom of the page or GO TO YORUBA FLAT EGUNGUN COSTUMES PAGE

YORUBA
Egungun 1
115" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Egungun 5
135" high
SOLD

 YORUBA
Egungun 9
89" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Egungun 10
88" high
$1000

YORUBA
Egungun 6
114" high
SOLD



 YORUBA
Egungun 3
152" high
SOLD


YORUBA FLAT EGUNGUN COSTUMES UNSOLD




YORUBA
Egungun 2

69" high
SOLD



YORUBA
Egungun 5

53" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Egungun 7

53" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Egungun 9

61" high
SOLD



YORUBA
Egungun 6

48" high
SOLD


YORUBA
Egungun 3

68" high
SOLD



YORUBA
Egungun 4

72" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Egungun 18

78" high
SOLD


YORUBA
Egungun 11

78" high
SOLD


YORUBA
COSTUMES 1
UNSOLD


YORUBA
COSTUMES 2
UNSOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA EGUNGUN COSTUMES

The Egungun association honors spirits of the ancestors and invokes their protection or aid. These elaborate, colorful costumes combine traditional strip-woven Ashoke cloth with other varied textiles, including some that are printed or machine made velvet or lace. When performed the dancer climbs into the open top end until his feet fill the slipper-like form at the bottom. As he looks out through the rectangular mesh opening near the center, the top of the costume would fall down in back. The underside (when worn) of the costume is made of Ashoke cloth that usually matches the Ashoke on the front.

All of these are authentic and most show clear signs of use.

GO TO YORUBA FLAT EGUNGUN COSTUMES PAGE

GO TO YORUBA EGUNGUN COSTUMES 1 PAGE

GO TO YORUBA EGUNGUN COSTUMES 2 PAGE

GO TO YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 1 (31-50)

GO TO YORUBA EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES 2 (61-78)

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