Of course Africa is too large to be clubbed into one art group \u2026\nBut that made a nice title \u2026\nThe Art of the Yoruba caught my eye recently.\nHere is a majestic tunic worn by the royal Shango priests of Yoruba:\nThe heavy beadwork creates patterns of faces and iconic symbols!\nThe creative aesthetic in the piece may be described as \u2018free\u2019 and \u2018unreigned\u2019.\u00a0 There is some balance and symmetry but to such a\u00a0 small extent that it is hard to detect \u2013 therefore it appears mostly chaotic and full of a wild untamed aesthetic spirit! It exhibits the soul of the artist perfectly!\u00a0 It is this factor that sets it apart from the other Shango beaded tunics.\n\nHow many faces can you count? Front? Back? And creatures/ And geometric symbols?\n\nClick to view slideshow.\nWill be spending some time discovering and examining the motifs and symbols in this magnificent piece!\nAnd then more time in figuring out what it all means!\nMore photos here on wovensouls.com\nMuch to look forward to!\nOct 2017\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nThe post Art of Africa appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.