Our Yoruba divination bag is a beaded dance panel called “Yata,” which was worn by priestesses at annual festivals. The vast majority depict a face and combine subtle colors with geometric patterns and beaded fringe. These bags are associated with divination and prayer for the protection of children.
Time Period: Circa 1900
Provenance: From a New Mexico collection
Materials: African trade beads and leather
Dimensions: 8 in. high x 9 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in good condition, some missing beads, the leather backing is tattered with some cracking
Shipping: Included within continental United States. International shipping, please contact us for rates.