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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

Yoruba Egungun Costume 4, Nigeria #Africa #African #Yoruba

"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.

Africa | Chief Z.O. Oloruntoba, Nigeria | "Four African Spirits - Part One" depicts animals spirits reaching into their souls to become human.  Some have no nose and some have no mouth!  Medium:  Herbal dyed cotton cord appliqued on cotton canvas; adhered with animal hide glue.

At World Folk Art, we carry many diverse works - from beautifully hand painted and stained gourds to Day of the Dead images; from metal art wall hangings to religious art and sculptured statues.

Africa | Glass bead embroidered cloth; five panels of velvet sewn together and embroidered with multicolured glass beads chevron pattern. | Yoruba people, Nigeria | Height 109 cm / 43 inch || 24,000€ ~ sold Sept '07

Five panels of velvet sewn together and embroidered with multicolured glass beads in a chevron pattern, Yoruba people, Nigeria.

African chieftan blanket, 19th century. Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Cotton, wool. Beautiful, authentic colors

Cotton and wool African chieftan blanket, century, Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Yoruba Crown - Nigeria                					  						                            						                					  					          	  This fully beaded Yoruba crown depicts birds, elephants, faces and geometric patterns. The crown stands 24" tall. The veil beads are 25" in length from the bottom of the crown. There is evidence of bead loss in the veil. The crown shows age and use with a darkened patina.

Yoruba Crown - Nigeria This fully beaded Yoruba crown depicts birds, elephants, faces and geometric patterns.

Africa | Royal tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass and stone beads (including jasper beads), fabric and thread | ca. Late 19th to early 20th century

royal tunic, Yoruba people of Nigeria glass & stone beads, fabric, thread

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