Yoruba Beaded Crown
Story behind the product ~ Beads are considered sacred to the Yoruba, and only kings and priests powerful enough to span the boundary between the secular and the divine are allowed to wear them. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba regalia. The beaded veil that hangs down from the headdress is an important part of the crown. By covering the king’s face, the veil downplays the king’s identity as an individual and reinforces his role as divine leader. The faces on the crowns represent and honor ancestors. The inclusion of birds on many of the crowns refers to the spirit world and the king’s ability to mediate between the realms of human beings and spirits.
This piece is a beautiful way to add a touch of Africa into your home !
No two headdresses are the same, they are all unique and individual. All come with stand for easy display.
Country of origin ~ Nigeria, Africa
Materials ~ Plastic beads, cloth, string
Dimensions ~ 20cm DIA x 90cm H
All measurements are approximate.
This piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.