crafted in Nigeria
by brass and copper molders of the Yoruba tribe
made of copper
dimensions variërend, ca. Ø13cm
All these very unique pieces were collected during our travels in Africa. The Yoruba is a tribe in the South West of Nigeria and is responsible, since the 15th century, for the rich history of the finest brass-casting of Africa. For the Yoruba people bronze was a rare and expensive material, worshipped by the divine king, Oba. Bronze never rusts and therefore refers to the continuity of the Royal generation. In this tradition, molten bronze is casted into uniquely decorated, handmade molds after which it cools down to form the final shape. Today, this knowledge is still used and passed on from generation to generation. A marvelous, tangible piece of African history and culture.