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Twice Born – Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figures

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Yoruba people have historically been known to have a high rate of twin births; the highest in the world. Statistics today show that 44 out of every 1,000 births are twins. Both diet and genetics contribute to this occurrence, though some consider it a gift from God. However, in ancient times twins were seen as bad luck and barbaric...

Seeking Answers Elsewhere – Yoruba Divination Art

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Yoruba people of West Africa have a long history of divination practice in which each complex stage requires special objects created by artistic masters. Individual gods, or Orisha, are worshipped and featured on the divination tools. From small to large, diviners seek otherworldly wisdom to solve issues by communicating through these powerful objects...

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER