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+ Title - Yoruba Divination Tray Nigeria African Art
+ Type of Object - Divination Tray.
+ Country of Origin - Nigeria
+ People - Yoruba
+ Materials - Wood
+ Other Dimensions - Height: 12 inches InchesWidth: 9 inches InchesDepth: 3 inches Inches
+ Overall Condition - Poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - Damaged backside, cracks, chips and a very worn patina.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Additional Information: An elaborate Yoruba divination tray in a circular shape. Such trays are used by a priest-diviner (known among the Yoruba as a Babalawo) during divination directed to prevent illness or forestall bad luck. Yoruba Ifa oracle trays are marked by the head of Eshu, which is positioned opposite the diviner.


Yoruba beliefs and rituals, gods and spirits, with their blithering array of cults and secret societies, all of which use arts as an integral part of their practices, cannot be covered adequately in a concise format. The Yoruba use a wide array of masks, from the simple face mask, with the characteristic triple scars carved into the corners of the mouth, to the extravagant, extraordinary creations like the "Gelede" and "Egungun" cult helmet masks. They carve figures, wands and other lovely objects associated with the "Shango" cult. There are the famous small "Ibeji" twin figures, known worldwide, an array of beaded objects, from large and extravagant to small and utilitarian, and impressive multi-purpose metal castings. Of course, there are other objects, such as these divination trays and other numerous artifacts necessary in rituals. In fact, the explanation of many Yoruba pieces is quite impossible, such is the diversity of their use and significance from village to village.


SKU: 120817
PRODUCT DETAILS

+ Title - Yoruba Divination Tray Nigeria African Art
+ Type of Object - Divination Tray.
+ Country of Origin - Nigeria
+ People - Yoruba
+ Materials - Wood
+ Other Dimensions - Height: 12 inches InchesWidth: 9 inches InchesDepth: 3 inches Inches
+ Overall Condition - Poor. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
+ Damage/Repair - Damaged backside, cracks, chips and a very worn patina.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Additional Information: An elaborate Yoruba divination tray in a circular shape. Such trays are used by a priest-diviner (known among the Yoruba as a Babalawo) during divination directed to prevent illness or forestall bad luck. Yoruba Ifa oracle trays are marked by the head of Eshu, which is positioned opposite the diviner.


Yoruba beliefs and rituals, gods and spirits, with their blithering array of cults and secret societies, all of which use arts as an integral part of their practices, cannot be covered adequately in a concise format. The Yoruba use a wide array of masks, from the simple face mask, with the characteristic triple scars carved into the corners of the mouth, to the extravagant, extraordinary creations like the "Gelede" and "Egungun" cult helmet masks. They carve figures, wands and other lovely objects associated with the "Shango" cult. There are the famous small "Ibeji" twin figures, known worldwide, an array of beaded objects, from large and extravagant to small and utilitarian, and impressive multi-purpose metal castings. Of course, there are other objects, such as these divination trays and other numerous artifacts necessary in rituals. In fact, the explanation of many Yoruba pieces is quite impossible, such is the diversity of their use and significance from village to village.


SKU: 120817

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Yoruba Divination Tray Nigeria African Art 120817

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  • Materials: Raffia, handwoven, fabric, fur, rope, pigment, mask, Wood, Divination, Tray
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