Oshun, West African goddess/orisha of sweet waters, beauty, love, artistry, and prosperity.
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Africa | The Egungun wear flamboyant sequin-spangled capes adorned with animal and human motifs. Their faces were veiled by cowry shell screens and it is said to be bad luck if you see their eyes. Eyewitness: Voodoo style, Ouidah, Benin. | © Dan Kitwood
Africa | Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads
The Egungun or masquerade tradition of the Yoruba has counterparts among almost all the ethnic groups within Nigeria - and is believed to be the root of the Carnival tradition in the New World. http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/IP_egungun.jpg
Africa | Comb from the Chokwe people of DR Congo | Wood and glass beads
Africa | Yoruba chief (Oba), Nigeria, wearing a beaded crown | Photographer unknown. Sat on the lap of the Oba in Isanlu-Isin.
Mask / Tribe
Yoruba Beaded Crowns, Nigeria #Africa #African #Yoruba
Yoruba Ade Oba (Adenla) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/99254829824/nigeria-yoruba-ade-oba-kings-crown-adenla
Yoruba | Ade Oba Crowns
Africa | Hat from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads
Laurie Mika-beaded sacred heart
Altars & Artistic Asseblages