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High Chief ELEMO Bolanle Arifalo Adedipes burial
Yoruba Masks: the importance
Yoruba masks are worn by a traditional healer to drive evil spirits from the possessed person. The arts of the Yoruba are numerous in form, Beautifully sculptured and or carved art pieces are placed on shrines to honor the gods and the ancestors. Varied masking traditions have resulted in a great diversity of mask forms.Continue reading “Yoruba Masks: the importance”
Oonirisa Palace, Ile Ife 2012
Rio, Brazil 2010
Oke Idanre 2009
Oke Idanre 2012
Deji of Akure
Oonirisha of the Source, Ile Ife.
Oke Idanre trip
Alaafin of Oyo. Iku baba yeye!!!!!
Olowere of Ise. The foremost Yoruba sculptor
Olowe of Ise (1875-1937), was the greatest Yoruba carver of the twentieth century. Olowere, now known as Olowe of Ise, was born in Efon-Alaiye, but in his youth, relocated southeast, to Ise, Ekiti. Under the patronage of the traditional ruler, Oba Arinjale-of Ise-Ekiti Kingdom, he began a program of architectural sculptures that established his artisticContinue reading “Olowere of Ise. The foremost Yoruba sculptor”
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