Beaded gourd from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads.
Beadwork Tribe: Yoruba Country: Nigeria Size: / Material(s): textile beads metal grass wood Description: Covered in beads, this ceremonial hat is adorned with camelions & flowers. The masked face on both sides gives strength to the King or Oba .