YORUBA BEADED SASHES WALL, NIGERIA



For our current exhibition, Just Bead It, we have a installed a wall of 104 Yoruba beaded sashes. Starting on the left, some are online at

YORUBA SASHES PAGE (1-24) and YORUBA SASHES PAGE 2 (31-51). The rest are below.

For large images please click on the links below the pictures. Most os the sahes are in excellent condition. If there is no condition report, the sash has no missing beads or cowrie shells.

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 101-103
101, 51.5" long,SOLD
102, 56" long, $150
103, 55" long, $150

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 104-106
104, 52.5" long, $150
105, 51" long, SOLD
106, 46" long, $200



YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 107-108

107, 47" long, $150
108, 46" long, $150

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 109-112
109, 51" long, $150
110, 50" long, $150
111, 48" long, $150
112, 40" long, $100


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 113-117
113, 46" long, $150
114, 49" long, $200
115, 46" long, $150
116, 53" long, $200
117, 63" long, SOLD

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 118-120
118, 40" long, $150
119, 39.5" long, SOLD
120, 39.5" long, $150


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 121-122

121, 60" long, $150
122, 58" long, $150

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 123-125
123, 55" long, $150
124, 56" long, $150
125, 56" long, $150


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 126-128
126, 49" long, $150
127, 47.5" long, $150
128, 51" long, SOLD

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 129-131
129, 59" long, SOLD
130, 53" long, $200
131, 59" long, $200


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 132-135
132, 59" long, $200
133, 45" long, $150
134, 53" long, $200
135, 59" long, $200


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 136-138
136, 52.5" long, $200
137, 53.5" long, $200
138, 45" long, $150


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 139-143
139, 45" long, SOLD
140, 41" long, $100
141, 38" long, SOLD
142, 45" long, SOLD
143, 40" long, SOLD

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 144-148
144, 39" long, $100
145, 40" long, SOLD
146, 37" long, $100
147, 36" long, $100
148, 39" long, $100


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 149-153
149, 38" long, $100
150, 45.5" long, $100
151, 43.5" long, SOLD
152, 43" long, $100
153, 45.5" long, $150

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 154-156

154, 47" long, $150
155, 51" long, $200
156, 51" long, $150


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 157-161
157, 53" long, $150
158, 57.5" long, $200
159, 69" long, SOLD
160, 52.5" long, $150
161, 56" long, $200

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 162-164

162, 49.5" long, $150
163, 55" long, $150
164, 49" long, $150


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 165-168
165, 50" long, $150
166, 49" long, SOLD
167, 48.5" long, $150
168, 46.5" long, $150

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 169-171
169, 55" long, $200
170, 48" long, $150
171, 52" long, SOLD


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 172-174
172, 55" long, $150
173, 55.5" long, $150
174, 56" long, SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, BEADED SASHES, Nigeria

Brightly inventive and meticulously constructed, these modern sashes are based upon sashes that functioned as symbols of the owner's spiritual position and were worn in public ceremonies by Ifa priestesses. Although they have no spiritual use, these pieces are produced by hand in Nigeria by the Yoruba people.

The original sashes were derived from the sacred beaded sheaths for Oko iron staffs (see Yoruba Beaded Sheaths),

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.

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SASHES PAGE (1-24)

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SASHES PAGE 2 (31-51)

GO TO JUST BEAD IT EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN BEADWORK PAGE

GO TO YORUBA EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SHEATHS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED BELTS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA DIVINER'S BAGS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED CROWNS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADWORK PAGE

GO TO YORUBA ART PAGE

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