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Hand Carved Wooden Sculpture, AJERE by DEJO FAKEYE


A hand carved wooden sculpture by Nigerian sculptor Dejo Fakeye. The sculpture depicts a kneeling female form with protruding breasts with a single bead
around her neck and multiple beads around her waist known in Yoruba land as
ileke idi. The female form is seen holding a bowl with a lid shaped like a rooster.
Figures created in this form are commonly called ajere ifa. This term refers to any
carved container that is used to store the sixteen sacred palm nuts known as Ikin
Ifa that are an important element in the Yoruba ritual of ifa divination.The piece is carved from a single piece of wood with carved signature on underside.