Handmade Yoruba beadwork offers a classic African look for colorful home decor! Beading has been an important part of Yoruba culture for two thousand years, and the passing of skills within artisan families has kept this vibrant artwork alive in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Beaded crowns, footstools, pouches and other works of art still signify high social status. Information about the Yoruba "belts" is hard to find, however it's likely that they are simplified versions of religious staff sheaths. These "sashes" make great wall hangings. The beaded basket (beaded box) is a rare one-of-a-kind find!