The Beads Ritual Importance In Yoruba Culture

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In the Yoruba culture royal bead working display the king’s power as well as beauty. The king’s crown is made in a tall conical shape which emphasizes the king’s head. On the sides of the crown one can also see faces, these faces show the kingdoms first rulers and additionally hint at the king’s destiny (ori) to rule. In Yoruba art the beads ritual importance because they are sometimes linked with the god Obalufon, god of bead work and coronation, and Olpkun, god of the sea. The use of bright colors for the beads also carry significance as different colors or combinations of colors represent different gods.
In the palaces the doors contain carvings which are separated like textile-patterns, depicting scenes that involve governing, life, and

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