YORUBA PEOPLE

Ibeji Twins

€357,50 €550,00
YORUBA PEOPLE

Ibeji Twins

€357,50 €550,00
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Ìbejì or Ìgbejì, represent the twin deity of life, protector of the twins in the Yoruba mythology (the Yoruba live mainly in Southwest Nigeria, Southeast Benin and to a lesser extent in the regions of Central-South Togo.). The name of Taiwo is given to the first twin and Kehinde to the last. The Yurubás believe that it was Kehinde who sent Taiwo to oversee the world, hence the hypothesis that he was the older brother. Each twin is represented by an image. Yoruba people place food on their images to invoke ejbejì's benevolence. Parents of twins usually make sacrifices every eight days in their honor. Among African deities, Ìgbejì is what indicates contradiction, opposites that go together, duality. Ejgbejì i shows that all things, in all circumstances, have two sides and that justice can only be done if both measures are weighed, if both sides are heard.

They are made of carved wood, with slots and beads.

Women

Man

Length : 8.5 cm

Length : 8.5 cm

Height : 33 cm

Height : 33.5 cm

Width : 8.5 cm

Width : 8.5 cm

Peso : 591 g

Weight : 624 g

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