© Tim Hamill
YORUBA, BEADED IFA BAG 14, Nigeria, 12.5", 16" with tassel, $500, SOLD
Used to carry divination objects and tools, the bags are worn in public ceremonies by Ifa priestesses and used and displayed in their homes. Beads were signs of wealth and status. The beaded front lifts up to reveal a pouch on the back panel, which on this one is a dark red velvet.
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