Beaded Crown. Yoruba. Nigeria. Royal Procession in multi colored beadwork.

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Beaded Crown
Yoruba people

Royal Procession in multi colored beadwork.

30” tall x 12” x 11”

Yoruba beaded crowns were the principal symbol of royal authority and worn by the king and his courtiers. The most important of the King's regalia, and is worn at all important occasions. Traditionally, kings wear these crowns low, covering their face, to representing the king as an embodiment of the connection between past and present.

The Yoruba people live in southwestern and north central Nigeria. Their religious beliefs are part of Itan, the total complex of songs, histories, stories and other culture concepts which make up their society.

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