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Africa | 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. | © Tim Hamill

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: 40cm / 26in 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 .

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 .

Africa | Detail from a beadwork tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass beads, cowrie shells and linen lining | 2nd half of the 20th century

Unidentified Artist, African (Nigeria, Yoruba people) :: David Owsley Museum of Art Collection

Yoruba Egungun costume, Nigeria

Yoruba Egungun costume, Nigeria one of my inspirations for passing it on apron project

Yoruba Ade Oba (Oríkògbòfó / Ojewe) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria

Yoruba Ade Oba (Oríkògbòfó / Ojewe) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria

Yoruba Egungun Costume, Nigeria, photographed by Tim Hamill. 152 in. The Egungun association honors spirits of the ancestors and invokes their protection or aid. via Hamill Gallery

Yoruba Egungun Costume, Nigeria, photographed by Tim Hamill. The Egungun association honors spirits of the ancestors and invokes their protection or aid. via Hamill Gallery

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