Special Edition Iyoba Idia Mask Drop Earrings (Bronze)
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Beyond earrings – these are wearable African culture and heritage.
The earrings are based upon an iconic piece of 16th century African art.
The image is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman (Edo) and Queen Mother who was a leader, warrior, and inspiration.
These earrings make a bold statement by acknowledging the original art & culture.
This jewellery brings Edo & Nigerian heritage into the spotlight.
Solid bronze. Ethically made in the UK.
The earrings are cast in bronze with Sterling silver hooks. Dimensions: Each mask size: 2.2cm (w) x 4.5cm (h).They celebrate the phenomenal Iyoba Idia from the Kingdom of Benin during the 16th century (now in modern day Nigeria).
Bold pieces. Bold statement. These earrings are a contemporary interpretation of one of the most recognised African Art-works- the Iyoba Idia ivory pendent mask. The original mask, most likely created in the 16th century, destroyed the myth that African art was primitive. The mask sent a clear message: that African art was 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: