Lot 525

Early Yoruba Beaded Chief's Totem Beaded Panel

Estimate: $300 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
For your bidding pleasure in this lot is a large, fully beaded, pictorial Story Teller panel. The piece is from a Yoruba Chief' or elder's with a nice older age. The panel is edged with Cowrie shells and backed in a natural cotton cloth. The panel shows from top to bottom, a mermaid, a woman with a baby on her back, a man with a basket on his head, and another woman with a baby on her back. The top of the panel has a sky blue beaded loop. The panel has a green seed bead background, with the figuares done in red-brown, black, yellow, dark blue, sky blue, green and white beads. The panel measures 7 1/4" x 65" and is very thick and sturdy. This panel is in good condition, showing no obvious signs of damage.