Iyoba Idia Mask Stud Earrings (Sterling Silver)
Iyoba Idia Mask Stud Earrings (Sterling Silver)
Iyoba Idia Mask Stud Earrings (Sterling Silver)
Iyoba Idia Mask Stud Earrings (Sterling Silver)


Iyoba Idia Mask Stud Earrings (Sterling Silver)

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The Brief
  • Not just jewellery – 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 earrings makes a real statement. So does the wearer.
  • These bring Edo & Nigerian heritage to everyone's attention.
  • Ethically made in the UK.

The Details

These earrings are cast in Sterling silver. Size: 2cm (h) x 1cm (w). 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 earrings 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: