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Vintage

Yoruba Black & Blue Beaded Crown

Africa Direct

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Yoruba Black & Blue Beaded Crown
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Yoruba Black & Blue Beaded Crown

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1980s
Condition:
Very Good; a few loose beads
Country of Origin:
Nigeria
Materials:
glass/glue/cloth
Size:
9" W x 18" H
Color/Finish:
black/blue

Why We Love This

Black and blue Yoruba beaded crown. The right to wear crowns is limited to approximately 50 Yoruba kings. Theoretically, only direct descendants of one of the 16 children of the god Orisha.
As described by Africa Direct

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.