Iyoba Idia Cuff-Links - Gold Plated
Iyoba Idia Cuff-Links - Gold Plated
Iyoba Idia Cuff-Links - Gold Plated


Iyoba Idia Cuff-Links - Gold Plated

Regular price £110.00
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The Brief

  • These are an expression of real African culture and heritage.
  • The design featured is of one of the most iconic pieces of 16th century African art.
  • The likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration.
  • These cuff-links make a real statement. So does the wearer.
  • These bring Edo & Nigerian heritage to everyone's attention.
  • Ethically made in the UK.


The Details

These cuff-links are cast in bronze and plated with 24ct gold. Size: 2.2cm (w) x 4.5cm (h). They celebrate the phenomenal Iyoba Idia who hailed from the Kingdom of Benin during the 16th century (now in modern day Nigeria).


The Story

Small pieces making a big statement. These cuff links are a modern interpretation of one of the most recognised pieces African Art-work- the Iyoba Idia ivory pendent mask. Most likely created in the 16th century, it dispelled the myths that African art was by any means primitive. It sent a clear message that African art was well capable of being just as sophisticated, or even more so, than European art.

Iyoba Idia - warrior, politician, spiritual leader, adept politician, and protector of the Edo people. She was also known as the "The Hidden Oba" and remains a giant of true leadership. For more information see: