Ibeji Figure - Yoruba People - Nigeria - Sold
Ibeji is the protective Orisha of
twins. The name derives from
"IBI" - first born & "EJI" - two.
The Yoruba consider twins to be
good luck. They believe they
share one soul between them.
If one of them dies, the statues
are made to become the abode
of the departed. Through the
intermediary of of the ibeji
statuette, the Yoruba mother of
a deceased twin could maintain
a bond with her child.
10.5"H x 3.5"W x 3.5"D