Yoruba Woman

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  • MY10004
This statue represents the Yoruba woman from Benin. It was made in 1998 with sapele wood. The... more
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This statue represents the Yoruba woman from Benin. It was made in 1998 with sapele wood. The Yoruba ethnic group, which now has more than twenty million people, is the largest African community. The area inhabited by this ethnic group covers the southwestern part of Nigeria and, in part, the south-eastern Benin.

The origin of the Yoruba, which is essentially based on legends and assumptions, to suggest one from Egypt and Arabia. A migratory flow goes back, according to experts, in the twelfth century or even earlier, is the cause of their presence in this region.

The family has vital importance for the life of every Yoruba. Family security gives the necessary stability, without which it would be lost. Not only parents, wife and children form the family but the families of brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and all the little son and allied families by successive marriages of descendants. When a Yoruba speaking of his family, he speaks almost his whole clan, ie a considerable number of people, up to a few hundred people.

  • Height 23.7 in
  • Width 15.8 in
  • Weight 200 g
Date of creation: 1998
Countries: Benin
Materials: wood
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