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From the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, this type of elaborate, graphic beaded and cotton bag is used to carry divination objects and tools, as well as worn in public ceremonies by diviners (babalawo). Important objects these bags are considered signs of wealth and status.
DATE c. 1960
DIMENSIONS Width 14.5 Depth 1 Height 38 in.
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Vintage African Yoruba Diviner's Beaded Bag (Apo Ifa)
$236 USD SOLD
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