Beaded armchair from Nigeria - black, white & red checkerboard
The pearls are sewn on fabric covered objects, by hand. Each color symbolizes a god. The motifs are characterized by plant and animal representations.
Height: 127 cm - Width: 61 cm - Depth: 130 cm.
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.
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