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Vintage Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria

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Vintage Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria

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Vintage Mid-Century Hand-made Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria | A colorful intricately-constructed train hand-made by Yoruba artisans in Nigeria in or before the mid-20th century. These sashes were derived from the sacred beaded sheaths for Oko iron staffs. Beads and cowrie shells were signs of wealth and status, and signified the owner's spiritual position. Sashes like this were worn during public ceremonies by a king or diviner. Approx. Size: 46" L.
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Vintage Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria

Estimate $400 - $600
Aug 01
Starting Price $50
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0224M: Vintage Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria

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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $50
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Sun, Aug 01, 2021 3:30 PM EDT
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Lot 0224M Details

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Vintage Mid-Century Hand-made Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Sash, Nigeria | A colorful intricately-constructed train hand-made by Yoruba artisans in Nigeria in or before the mid-20th century. These sashes were derived from the sacred beaded sheaths for Oko iron staffs. Beads and cowrie shells were signs of wealth and status, and signified the owner's spiritual position. Sashes like this were worn during public ceremonies by a king or diviner. Approx. Size: 46" L.

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