IJUMU COUPLE
object

IJUMU COUPLE

Wood, textile, rope and shell | h 42 + 43 cm | 16,5 + 16,9 in. | 20th century

description

The Ijumu live in Ijumu LGA in Kogi state.
They speak the Okun dialect of the Yoruba language. The name Okun is also used to describe the Yoruba speaking people of Kogi state. “Okun” means “vitality” or “strength” in the Yoruba language and is the word commonly used in greeting among the people.

The pair of statues shows a woman with a child and a man with an animal mask.

 
 
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