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Twins

Marassa - Vodou Flag
SKU: JBF-215

Sequins and beads on fabric
(33.5" x 23") c.2000

Ex. Collection of Dr. Jacques Bartoli.

$725

Marassa Deux Vodou Banner
SKU: MS/D0701

(Port-au-Prince)
Sequins and beads on fabric (29 1/2" x 25") c.2007

$ 575

Fine Old Ibeji Figure - Yoruba
SKU: AFS-060

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.
(11" h. x 3 5/5" w. x 3 3/4" d.)

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$450

Old Yoruba Ère Ìbejì (Twin figure)
SKU: AFS-2202

Early-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments, glass beads.
(11 1/2" x 3 1/2” x 3 1/4”)

Ex. Jonathan Fisher collection.  Purchased in Nigeria, 1970.

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$450

Ibeji figure
SKU: AFS-04a

mid-20th century.
Wood with organic & mineral pigments.

9 3/4" h. x 3 1/2" w.

The Yoruba have the highest incidence of twinning in the world. Because twins tend to have a low birth weight, they have a high infant mortality rate. In Yoruba belief deceased twins may try to lure their living twins to the world of the dead. To appease them, carved figured of the dead rendered in adult form were cared for like real children. They were washed, fed, and dressed with beads and taken out to be danced on public occasions. Treated with respect, they bring good fortune to their families: mistreated, they may cause poverty, illness, and even death.  (Yale University Art Gallery)

$290

Mother of Twins Going to Market
SKU: MTHL-2202

Rebati Mandal - Kuwa village, Janakpur, Nepal
c.2021
Acrylic paint on handmade lokta paper
(20" h. x 15" w.).

$155

Marassa Trois
SKU: GYD-1701

Guyodo (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Ballpoint pen on cardboard (recycled corn-flakes box).
(15 1/2" x 23 1/4"), c. 2015

Price on Request

SKU: 
GYD-1405

Guyodo (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Ballpoint pen on recycled corn-flakes box
(23 1/4" x 13 3/4"), c. 2013
Framed

Price on Request
SKU: 
GYD-1502

Guyodo (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Ballpoint pen on recycled corn-flakes box
(23 1/4" x 13 3/4"), c. 2013

Price on Request