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Ibeji Twins – Glass beads, Wood – Yoruba – Nigeria


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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: 28×9×7 cm
Weight: 850 g


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