Showcasing the art and ritual of the African and African-diaspora religions

Yoruba Beads

Catalog Number: D035


36 cm in diameter



Approximately 24" in length.


Religion and Denomination: Yoruba indigenous religion (Yoruba)
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Ethnographic Origin: Yoruba
Materials: Beads
Usage: N/A
Detailed Description of Significance:

Strands of tubular coral and lakuta beads, with or without a pendant and accent beads, are common insignia of priestly and “traditional” titles in southern Nigeria, including the priestly titles in Yoruba indigenous religion.