Monday, June 11, 2012

Yoruba Textiles


Unendingly inspiring costumes, purses, and vests all from here

 A few words on the costumes: "The word Egungun refers to masking associated with honored male lineage ancestors. Egungun masquerades are performed throughout Yorubaland but the costune styles are extremely diverse as a result of both regional preferences and the fertile imagination of artists and patrons. Many Egungun costumes consist entirely of costly and extravagantly embellished cloth while others include carved headdresses."

--from African Shapes of the Sacred: Yoruba Religious Art by Carol Ann Lorenz, Senior Curator
Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University.


  1. Love this! We have a nice collection here in Richmond at the VMFA that I visit often. Thanks for sharing!

  2. wow.. now this is art.. amazing! thanks for sharing.. I'm so digging up more info about Yoruba


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