Vintage African Yoruba Beaded Crown Beaded Elephant & Bird Nigeria Beaded Yoruba Crown
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Yoruba Tribe Beaded Crown from Nigeria. The most important of the king's regalia, and is worn at all important occasions. The bird represents Okin the royal Bird. the faces are thought to represent Oduduwa, the ancestor of all crowned Kings, or Obalufon the god that created beads.
The Yoruban tribes of Nigeria are some of Africa's most famous artisans.
Made only for kings, this crown is made of thousands of tiny beads.
Their beaded crowns are testaments to this artisanal tradition.
Details Eye Heart:
- Comes with the stand
- Late 20th Century
- Very good condition some loose beads.
- 15.5 Inches Tall
- 33 Inches Tall with Beaded Veil
- 14 x 7 Inches Wide and Deep Bottom
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