Beaded Yoruba Armchairs from Nigeria. Half Armrest
Yoruba Royal Beaded Chairs – available in solid or multi coloured as pictured here. Half Armrest For more follow this link
African Beaded Chairs Front View. Full Arm Rest & Scalloped Top Seat Back
African Beaded Armchairs. With Full Armrest and Scalloped Back Rest
These African beaded chairs and decor hails from Nigeria in West Africa and was all beaded by hand. Fist of all, these beaded chairs were originally made for the Yoruba tribe’s royalty. Furthermore, only the Yoruba’s Kings and Queens as well as, their direct ascendants were the only privileged ones allowed to sit in these chairs. There are two types of armrests half and full, please see examples below indicated in image description.
Constructing one of these furniture pieces is a major task, one beaded chair, can take anywhere from 10 – 14 weeks to be completed, from beginning to end. These chairs are available in different coloured beads, styles and the sizes can differ somewhat. Today, these functional artful chairs are seen in lobbies, lounges, bedrooms as well as, waiting rooms and offices in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, lodges, resorts private homes and contemporary offices across the globe. For more info on African Beaded Chairs
This Yoruba King’s crown from Nigeria is worshiped as one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This cone-shaped crown embellished with beaded faces, geometric patterns and birds represents the future as well as, the past of the King or Queen who it was made for. Therefore, it can only be worn by Yoruba royalty during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings act as a veil and are attached at the bottom of the crown, thus covering the King’s face and shrouding him from onlookers. Furthermore, strengthening his role as divine ruler.