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Beaded and veiled crowns (ade ileke), 19th century AD, Yoruba, Nigeria.

Beaded and veiled crowns (ade ileke), 19th century AD, Yoruba, Nigeria.

Yoruba Ade Oba (Adenla) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/99254829824/nigeria-yoruba-ade-oba-kings-crown-adenla

Yoruba Ade Oba (Adenla) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/99254829824/nigeria-yoruba-ade-oba-kings-crown-adenla

Africa | Prestige headrest from the Jimma people of Ethiopia | 19th century | Wood, glass beads, fiber.

Africa | Prestige headrest from the Jimma people of Ethiopia | 19th century | Wood, glass beads, fiber.

Yoruba Ade Oba / King's Beaded Crown A typical crown is cone-shaped and lavishly adorned with colourful beads, bird motifs and a beaded veil. Most crowns have a stylised face in the front that serves as the king's official face.

Yoruba Ade Oba / King's Beaded Crown A typical crown is cone-shaped and lavishly adorned with colourful beads, bird motifs and a beaded veil. Most crowns have a stylised face in the front that serves as the king's official face.

Spanish Crown C1600

Spanish Crown C1600

Africa | Royal crown from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1920 | Glass beads, leather, canvas, wicker | Among the Yoruba the use of beaded accessories was restricted to kings, priests and priestesses, and herbalist-diviners. Only kings however could enjoy the full range of beaded regalia such as slippers, fans, fly whisks, footrests, canes, staffs, thrones and crowns. Among the most important elements of an Oba's official ceremonial dress are tall, conical beaded crowns (adénlá).

Africa | Royal crown from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1920 | Glass beads, leather, canvas, wicker | Among the Yoruba the use of beaded accessories was restricted to kings, priests and priestesses, and herbalist-diviners. Only kings however could enjoy the full range of beaded regalia such as slippers, fans, fly whisks, footrests, canes, staffs, thrones and crowns. Among the most important elements of an Oba's official ceremonial dress are tall, conical beaded crowns (adénlá).

Yoruba Ade Banyani(Crown of Banyani) House of the Head shrine, Nigeria

Yoruba Ade Banyani(Crown of Banyani) House of the Head shrine, Nigeria

Yoruba Ade Oba (Adenla) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/99254829824/nigeria-yoruba-ade-oba-kings-crown-adenla

Yoruba Ade Oba (Adenla) (King's Beaded Crown), Nigeria http://www.imodara.com/post/99254829824/nigeria-yoruba-ade-oba-kings-crown-adenla

Africa | Egungun - Dance shoes - from the Yoruba people of Benin / Nigeria | ca. 1980

Africa | Egungun - Dance shoes - from the Yoruba people of Benin / Nigeria | ca. 1980

Yoruba Beaded Crowns ARCHIVES, Nigeria

Yoruba Beaded Crowns ARCHIVES, Nigeria

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