Measurements: 11" h x 8" w x 3" l & 2lbs
Medium: Wood, pigment, beads, cloth, fiber
The Yoruba people have one of the highest twin birth rates in the world. Twins are regarded as magical beings and have been granted protection by the Orisha Shango. It is believed that if a twin dies, it represents bad fortune for the family and the society that they belong to. Sculptors are commissioned to carve these 'Ibeji' figures to represent the deceased twin, and the family takes care of the figure as though it was human. This pair of Ibeji figures features two females that are fully clothed in a gold and blue colored beaded tunic.
Good with minor imperfections.
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