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yoruba diviner

sash 13, $215.00
sash 14, $215.00
sash 15, out of stock
sash 16, $215.00
material: beads, cowrie shells
size: 42" to 46"
vendor: hamill gallery
item #AC2-544

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Derived from the sacred beaded sheaths for Oko iron staffs, the sashes are symbols of the owner's spiritual position and are worn in public ceremonies by Ifa priestesses and displayed in their homes/shrines. Beads and cowrie shells were signs of wealth and status. In addition to the Yoruba faces with vertical scarifications on the cheeks, common themes include many types of animals and geometric patterns. 

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