Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria
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Divination Bowl - Agere Ifa - Yoruba - Nigeria

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Excellent Yoruba divination bowl

Divination (Ifa) is practiced to explain misfortunes and help to prevent them. The diviner, in consulting a diety, manipulates sixteen palm nuts, reads the patterns they form and marks the results on a divination board sprinkled with wood dust. The marks indicate verses that should be chanted as prayers. .The bowls are used to hold kola nuts as offerings of hospitality or as receptacles for the sixteen sacred palm nuts used in divination.

A good description of the Yoruba divination practices can be found here:

https://africa.uima.uiowa.edu/topic-essays/show/16?start=0

This is a great example of a genuine Yoruba divination bowl that would be a great example to any collection of tribal art.