Yoruba Oba’s Beaded Cushion

Yoruba Oba’s Beaded Cushion

Yoruba Oba's Beaded Cushion

Yoruba Oba's Beaded Cushion

The royal objects of the Oba represent some of the most elegant and colorful of all Yoruba art. This lively cushion is a perfect example of the high degree of artistry the beadworkers possess; both in design and the technical, time consuming work of applying the beads. Encircling the middle panel are six faces, perhaps representing the deity Esu, guardian of the ritual process.

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