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Udamalore (Ceremonial Sword)

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Predominantly found in Owo in Yorubaland, the udamalore literally means a ‘sword of the well-born’ referring to the owner coming from a respected family and that its owner is a “leader prepared to meet...


Ekine (Water Spirit Headdress)

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Found amongst the Southern Yoruba of Ijebu, these headdresses are used for the masquerade cult known as Agbo, Magbo or Ekine (meaning ‘dancing people’ in Ijo), which pay homage to Olokun, goddess of the sea as well...


Ekine (Water Spirit Headdress)

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Found amongst the Southern Yoruba of Ijebu, these headdresses are used for the masquerade cult known as Agbo, Magbo or Ekine (meaning ‘dancing people’ in Ijo), which pay homage to Olokun, goddess of the sea as well...


Ekine (Water Spirit Headdress)

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Found amongst the Southern Yoruba of Ijebu, these headdresses are used for the masquerade cult known as Agbo, Magbo or Ekine (meaning ‘dancing people’ in Ijo), which pay homage to Olokun, goddess of the sea as well...


Opon Ifa (Divination Tray)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. An opon Ifa is a object that forms part of the divination ensemble. It, along with an iroke Ifa, agere Ifa, palm nuts and a number...


Iroke Ifa (Divination Tapper)

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The Yoruba typically turn to a babalawo (diviner) when seeking advice or faced with an illness. An iroke Ifa (also called irofa, iro Ifa, iro ike, orunfa, orun Ifa, orunke or orun ike; meaning ‘tapper of Ifa’) is an object...