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Ibeji Twins - Cauris, Glass beads, Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria - Asian African Art
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Ibeji Twins – Cauris, Glass beads, Wood – Yoruba – Nigeria

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Description

Appealing Ibeji twins of the YORUBA tribe of Nigeria. One of the most famous Yoruba Ibeji woodcarvings is the figures that represent deceased twins. According to Yoruba faith, they affect the daily lives of family members so they were honored with libations and prayers.
Warm expression, decorated with glass beads and cauri shells. They have a beautiful dark oily patina of age, good condition.

Object
Ibeji Twins
Ethnic group/ culture
Yoruba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood, Glass beads, Cauris
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Dimensions
27×8×8 cm
Weight
750 g
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