African Beaded Yoruba chair - black stripes
The Yoruba ethnic group believes that pearls reinforce spiritual powers. Kings, diviners and priests can communicate with gods and ancestors. They are the ones who have the privilege of owning beaded objects. This decorative technique developed from the end of the 19th century.
The gallery offers beaded armchairs in several colors. This know-how is held by men who work on order. They sew pearls on cloth-covered objects. Each color symbolizes a god. The motifs are characterized by plant and animal representations.
Nigerian furniture and beadwork is on sale at the gallery at 9 Elzevir Street.
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