Photographs © Tim Hamill
Ifa Bag 31
12" wide x 12" high x 1" deep
This bag was probably made to be sold.
Some of the dangling strands have been broken and there are a few white beads missing from the center animal.
Used to carry divination objects and tools, the bags are worn in public ceremonies by Ifa priestesses as well as being displayed in their homes and shrines. Beads were signs of wealth and status. The decorated front of the bag lifts up to reveal a pouch on the back panel.
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