2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||"Couple of Twins IBEJI"|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||YORUBA|
|Material:||Wood, Cowry, Rafia|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Magnificent and Rare “Couple of IBEJI Twins” of the Yoruba People from Nigeria
Very beautiful patina, the pieces are decorated with vests embroidered with a multitude of cowry shells.
In the language of the Yoruba people, Ibeji means twin: IBI = born and EJI = two.
A fascinating story:
In the past, the birth of twins was a negative sign, with many superstitions, including the most tragical one, when the mother was accused of adultery, the twins’ birth supposing two fathers and revealing the mother’s infidelity, resulting in the murder of the mother and her twins.
Considering that in the Yoruba country there is 1 birth of twins out of 22 births.
The systematic murder of twins and their mothers did not encourage demographic growth.
This attitude suddenly changed in the first half of the century.
The Ibeji is therefore the guardian of the soul of the deceased twin. This is the reason why it is treated with the same thoughtful care than the one given to the living twin.
Ibeji 1 Woman:
Height: 25 cm - Width: 11 cm - Depth: 12 cm.
Ibeji 2 Man:
Height: 23 cm - Width: 11 cm - Depth: 11.5 cm.
Provenance: Private Belgian collection.
Shipment in a parcel with track & trace.
Catawiki member since April 8, 2017, received 23 reviews in total (23 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (23 reviews)|
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Well packed and on time!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Een prachtig beeld, maar kwam kapot aan. Het linkerbeen was afgebroken van de romp. Ik heb het er weer met lijm aan vast gezet. Teleurstellend, ondanks dat het goed verpakt was.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.en attente de réception. Vendeur très bien mais gros problème avec la Poste
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|Hong Kong, China||$71.64|
|Rest of Europe||$36.94|