YORUBA STYLE BEADED SASHES WALL, NIGERIA



For our current exhibition, Just Bead It, we have a installed a wall of 104 Yoruba beaded sashes. Starting on the left, some are online at

YORUBA SASHES PAGE (1-24) and YORUBA SASHES PAGE 2 (31-51). The rest are below.

For large images please click on the links below the pictures. Most os the sahes are in excellent condition. If there is no condition report, the sash has no missing beads or cowrie shells.

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 101-103
101, 51.5" long,SOLD
102, 56" long, SOLD
103, 55" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 104-106
104, 52.5" long, SOLD
105, 51" long, SOLD
106, 46" long, $200



YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 107-108

107, 47" long, SOLD
108, 46" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 109-112
109, 51" long, SOLD
110, 50" long, SOLD
111, 48" long, SOLD
112, 40" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 113-117
113, 46" long, $150
114, 49" long, $200
115, 46" long, $150
116, 53" long, SOLD
117, 63" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 118-120
118, 40" long, SOLD
119, 39.5" long, SOLD
120, 39.5" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 121-122

121, 60" long, $150 SOLD
122, 58" long, $150
SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 123-125
123, 55" long, SOLD
124, 56" long, SOLD
125, 56" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 126-128
126, 49" long, SOLD
127, 47.5" long, SOLD
128, 51" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 129-131
129, 59" long, SOLD
130, 53" long, SOLD
131, 59" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 132-135
132, 59" long, SOLD
133, 45" long, $150
134, 53" long, $200
135, 59" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 136-138
136, 52.5" long, $200
137, 53.5" long, $200
138, 45" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 139-143
139, 45" long, SOLD
140, 41" long, SOLD
141, 38" long, SOLD
142, 45" long, SOLD
143, 40" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 144-148
144, 39" long, SOLD
145, 40" long, SOLD
146, 37" long, $100
147, 36" long, SOLD
148, 39" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 149-153
149, 38" long, SOLD
150, 45.5" long, SOLD
151, 43.5" long, SOLD
152, 43" long, SOLD
153, 45.5" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 154-156

154, 47" long, SOLD
155, 51" long, SOLD
156, 51" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 157-161
157, 53" long, SOLD
158, 57.5" long, SOLD
159, 69" long, SOLD
160, 52.5" long,SOLD
161, 56" long, SOLD

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 162-164

162, 49.5" long, SOLD
163, 55" long, SOLD
164, 49" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 165-168
165, 50" long, SOLD
166, 49" long, SOLD
167, 48.5" long,SOLD
168, 46.5" long, $150

YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 169-171
169, 55" long, SOLD
170, 48" long, SOLD
171, 52" long, SOLD


YORUBA STYLE
Beaded Sashes 172-174
172, 55" long, SOLD
173, 55.5" long, SOLD
174, 56" long, SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

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.

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SASHES PAGE (1-24)

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SASHES PAGE 2 (31-51)

GO TO JUST BEAD IT EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN BEADWORK PAGE

GO TO YORUBA EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED SHEATHS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED BELTS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA DIVINER'S BAGS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADED CROWNS PAGE

GO TO YORUBA BEADWORK PAGE

GO TO YORUBA ART PAGE

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