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Yoruba Diviner's Bag, Nigeria

Price: $3,600.00





Title: Diviner’s Necklace - ‘Odigba Ifa’
Material: Glass beads, cotton, wool & cardboard
People: Yoruba
Country: Nigeria
Description: Worn by a diviner over his front and back, the intricately beaded necklace contains ‘medicines’ for protection and power while communicating between the world of the living and the ancestral realm. The face of ‘Eshu’, the messenger spirit to the ancestors is featured prominently. The blue & white colors symbolize ‘Orunmila,’ the god of wisdom, who is associated with divination. Ex Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA. Published in ‘The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection: A Gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.”
Dimensions: 32"high by 8"wide by 5"deep including custom-made stand
Without Stand: 29" high

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