Also on these boards
Africa | Ibeji (twin figure) from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, glass beads and fiber | Early 20th century
Africa | Complete Egungun costume from the Egun society, from the Yoruba people Nigeria | ca. 1970
Africa | Egungun costume from the Egun society, from the Yoruba people Benin/Nigeria | ca. 1980
Africa | Belly Mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970s | Such masks are used to entertain the audience during the Gelede annual fesivals. The exaggerate breasts reflect the idea of fertility promoted during the Gelede festivals.
Africa | Slat doll from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, black paint and kaolin | These traditional dolls were called "omolangidi" - "wooden child". They are carved relative simple and are frequently made by carving apprentice. Young girls used to stick them into their clothes as if they are babies, they are caressed, fed and decorated.
Proud Black Man Daughter Girls 1800s
Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI