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Africa | Tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria (probably Efon Alaiye beading compound) | Cotton, burlap, glass beads, coconut shell | 20th ceentury

Africa Tunic from the Yoruba people of Nigeria (probably Efon Alaiye beading compound) Cotton, burlap, glass beads, coconut shell ceentury

Yoruba Vest 5, Nigeria

Yoruba Vest Nigeria (Make this but this my own faces on it)

Africa | Details from a prestige belt from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Glass beads, shells and leather

Glass beads, shells & leather from prestige belt from Kuba people of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Africa | Vest from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. | Intricately decorated with glass beads and cowrie shells.

Nigeria, Yoruba, vest, intricately decorated with glass beads & cowrie shells

Yoruba Vest 7, Nigeria

Drawstring trousers from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The embroidery and beadwork is on Yoruba Ashoke strip woven textiles

African, Wodaabe peoples, Niger, 20th century, 1950–75 Artist Unidentified, African Object Place Niger Dimensions Overall: 36 x 29 cm Medium or Technique Cotton fabric, yarn, dyed

African, Wodaabe peoples, Niger, 20th century, 1950–75 Artist Unidentified, African Object Place Niger Dimensions Overall: 36 x 29 cm Medium or Technique Cotton fabric, yarn, dyed

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Prestige belt from the Kuba people of DR Congo' Glass beads, shells and leather

Royal Yoruba Tunic Covered with thousands of glass beads in intricate patterns, a Yoruba king’s V-neck tunic adds new depth to the Museum’s ...

Royal Yoruba Tunic Covered w/ thousands of glass beads in intricate patterns. Yoruba king’s V-neck tunic adds new depth to the Museum’s .

Africa | Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads

Africa Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria century Textile and glass beads

Tunic for Shango priest,  Possibly Baba Adesina family workshop, Yoruba peoples, Nigeria // Early 20th century Cotton, glass beads //  National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 2003-8-1 Photograph by Franko Khoury

Tunic Possibly Baba Adesina family workshop Yoruba peoples, Nigeria Early century Cotton, glass beads National Museum of African Art - African Cosmos: Stellar Arts / Cosmic models

A textile  artist hand-stamps a cloth with the Adinkra symbol Denkyem, the African crocodile, which symbolizes adaptability.

africa details of adinkra printing; was originally only used as a mourning cloth, today it is also worn on other special occasions © boakye family, ntonso-ashanti, ghana

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