AFRICAN BEADWORK

OF SPECIAL INTEREST

FON
Fetish 37

DINKA
Vest 2


 

Yoruba
Divination Object 1


AUTHENTIC OBJECTS:
Tribal use and age

 

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns

 

Yoruba
Beaded
Object 62

 

Yoruba
Beaded
Crowns




YORUBA
Ifa Diviner's
Panels



YORUBA
Dance
Skirt 1



YORUBA
Beaded Diviner's
Bags

BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 1

 

BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 20

BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 21

KUBA
Drum
10



KUBA
Hat 5

KAMBA
Beaded Apron 6

LELE
Masks


 NDEBELE
Beaded Aprons

FULANI
Necklaces

 NDEBELE
Beaded Aprons




FALI
Ritual Dolls

FULANI
Aprons

DOGON
Peul Masks



YORUBA
Beaded Necklace 5

YORUBA
Dance Skirt 2

YORUBA
Beaded Bell

TRADITIONAL FORMS:
Objects made for the art market

KUBA
Mwaash A
Mboy Masks

KUBA
Bwoom
Masks



KUBA Ngaady
A Mwaaash
Masks
2



YORUBA
Beaded
Sheaths


KUBA
Collar
2

YORUBA
Beaded
Staffs



YORUBA
Beaded Diviner's
Bags



YORUBA
Beaded
Figure 31

BALI
Elephant Mask 11

YORUBA
Beaded Object 32

YORUBA
Beaded Necklaces

YORUBA
Beaded Flywhisk 1


BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 19

BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 9



BAMILEKE
Elephant
Mask 11

TURKANA
Beaded
Belt


KIRDI
Beaded Aprons

MAASAI
Capes

LUBA
Diviner's Headdress 1


 BAMILEKE
Object 4

 BAMILEKE
Object 6



BAMILEKE
Object 20

BAMILEKE
Object 18




BAMILEKE
Object 21



BAMILEKE
Object 22

BAMILEKE
Object 17


BAMILEKE
Figure 5



KUBA
Wristbands

BAMILEKE
Figure 6




YORUBA
Wall of Sashes



YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 2



YORUBA

Beaded Sashes


YORUBA
Beaded Vests



KUBA
Beaded Belts 14 -24


BAMILEKE
Bushcow Headdress 6

KUBA
Beaded Belts 1-13

MAASAI
Gourds


YORUBA
Beaded Container 1



KUBA
Headbands

YORUBA Beaded Container 2


BAMILEKE
Object 23


YORUBA
Beaded Bracelets

PENDE
Misango Crowns


CURIOSITIES


Beaded
Figure 1

WURKUN?
Object 4


DECORATIVE


 

Beaded
Object 1


Beads were colorful, decorative and signs of wealth and status. Many African sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads.

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