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Africa | Yata Dance Panel from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria | Cloth and glass beads | 20th century

Africa | Yata Dance Panel from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria | Cloth and glass beads | 20th century

Africa | Detail from a beadwork tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass beads, cowrie shells and linen lining | 2nd half of the 20th century

Unidentified Artist, African (Nigeria, Yoruba people) :: David Owsley Museum of Art Collection

Africa | Tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Glass beads, cowrie shells and linen lining | ca. 2nd half of the 20th century

Nigerian Yoruba people glass beadwork and cowrie shell tunic.

Africa | Ceremonial fan for Oshun, from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cloth, beads and cowrie shells | Early 20th century

Yoruba - Ceremonial fan for Oshun (Early Century)

Africa | Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads

Africa Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria century Textile and glass beads

Nigeria | 'Odigba Ifa' - a Ifa Diviner's necklace - from the Yoruba people | Glass beads, cotton, stone and fruit pits | ca. 19th - 20th century

'Odigba Ifa' - a Ifa Diviner's necklace - from the Yoruba people: Glass beads, cotton, stone and fruit pits, ca.

Magic ethnics

Girl aprons (cache-sexe) from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon

Africa | Vest tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Textile heavily embroidered with glass beads and cowrie shells

Nigeria Yoruba people vest tunic of fabric with heavy glass-beads & cowrie shell embroidery.

Africa | Prestige cloth ~ kpokpo ~ from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Early 20th century | Strip woven cotton; this Kpokpo is composed of strips over 13 feet long.

"Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, known as kpokpo, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.

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