YORUBA VESTS, Nigeria

YORUBA
Vest 1
35" high x 27" wide
$600


YORUBA
Vest 3
19" highx 24" wide
$300





YORUBA
Vest 4
31" high x 31" wide
$600

YORUBA
Vest 5
30" high x 21" wide
$600



YORUBA
Vest 6
28" high x 23" wide
$1000


YORUBA
Vest 7 w/ pants
43" high x 54" wide
$1200

YORUBA
Vest 7 pants
43" wide x 54" wide
$1200


YORUBA
Vest 8
26" high x 20" wide
$1200


 

YORUBA
Vest 2
19" high x 24" wide
$200

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA VESTS, Nigeria

Although wonderful examples of  Yoruba beadwork, none of our Yoruba vests exhibit clear signs of use and were probably made to be sold.

Decorated equally on front and back, they exhibit a range of style from fanciful and rustic to elegant and formal. The elaborate beadwork is all in good condition.

"Ewu Sango (Sango vest), worn by a Sango priest in state of possession by the diety, is made from cotton cloth and decorated with charms, medicine packets, cowries...Both the vests and bante Sango (aprons) are considered empowered with spiritual and medicinal energy and thus empower the wearer with ase (authority/command)."

Page 96, Beads Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, by Drewal and Mason

 

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