X97.38.2 Beaded bracelet

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Beaded bracelet
Artist: James Norman-Odun Yomi
Yoruba peoples
Glass beads and nylon thread
Diam: 9 cm, D: 2 cm (Diam: 3.5 in, D: .78 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X97.38.2


Ide Osun (that which ties Osun) created by priest of Ogun, James Norman, Ogun Yomi (Ogun is pleased with me). This beaded bracelet, with the feaded fan and crown, is part of the royal attire worn by the initiate on the second/middle day of the initiation.

Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul ‚Äì Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 144