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Costume Egungun Yoruba (N° 11066)

Polychrome among Egun in African art.

This traditional costume whose name Egungun means " returning ", is part of the cult of ancestors on the occasion of the various events in the life of the community. Specifically, these costumes are designed to appease the dead, and only rich families can afford this type of holiday. This full suit is composed of large and heavy fabric panels embroidered with velvet and covered with multicolored and shimmering metallic pellets. Worn during danced ceremonies accompanied by tam-tams, they always sport & nbsp; very bright colors. The one we offer is also adorned with many small decorative elements, gray-gray such as cowries and small pearls, symbols of power and prestige. On the fabrics we also find patterns inspired by African fauna.  


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OriginEx collection française
Material(s)tissu, cauris, perles
Height cm168
Weight8.00 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1970
Socle includedYes

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