Africa | Glass bead embroidered cloth; five panels of velvet sewn together and embroidered with multicolured glass beads chevron pattern. | Yoruba people, Nigeria | Height 109 cm / 43 inch || 24,000€ ~ sold Sept '07
Africa | "An innovative group of artists working in the town of Oshogbo during the 1960's and '70's created a contemporary expression of Yoruba folk art that came to be known as the 'Oshogbo Art'. Kikelomo is the daughter of brass caster Jinadu Oladepo who was also identified with the Oshogbo movement. Kikelomo used traditional adire indigo dye and design methods and introduced narrative elements and a new drawing style to her work.
EGUNGUN ENSEMBLE "Massive interlaces on beaded panels both front and back proclaim that the past, present and future are part of the infinite cycle of existence: birth, life, departure, return. They recall the whirling return of the past into the present, and simultaneously, the spiraling outward departure on new life journeys into the future."