YORUBA BEADED SASHES (1-24), NIGERIA

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YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 1-4

1, 46" long, SOLD
2, 44" long, $150
3, 46" long, $150
4, 46.5" long, SOLD

YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 5-8

5, 47" long, SOLD
6, 46" long, SOLD
7, 45" long, SOLD
8, 42" long, SOLD


YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 9-12

9, 44" long, SOLD
10, 49.5" long, $150
11, 42" long, $100
12, 43.5" long, $100



YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 13-16

13, 42.5" long, $150
14, 47" long, $150
15, 46" long, SOLD
1 6, 46" long, SOLD




 YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 17-20

17, 42.5" long, $150
18, 42.5" long, SOLD
19, 43.5" long,, SOLD
20, 43.5" long, SOLD




YORUBA
Beaded Sashes 21-24

21, 43.5" long, $150
22, 49" long, SOLD
23, 51.5" long, SOLD
24, 50" long SOLD


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YORUBA, BEADED SASHES, Nigeria

Brightly inventive and meticulously constructed, these modern sashes are based upon sashes that functioned as symbols of the owner's spiritual position and were worn in public ceremonies by Ifa priestesses. Although they have no spiritual use, these pieces are produced by hand in Nigeria by the Yoruba people.

The original sashes were derived from the sacred beaded sheaths for Oko iron staffs (see Yoruba Beaded Sheaths),

Beads and cowrie shells were signs of wealth and status. In addition to the Yoruba faces with vertical scarification on the cheeks, common themes include many types of animals and geometric patterns.

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