Ibeji - Twins of Duality


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About this painting: 

The Ibeji twins encapsulate the profound interplay between creation and judgment. Taiwo delicately holds a white hole, symbolizing the expansive force of creation, adorned with the delicate beauty of flower petals and butterflies. Meanwhile, Kehinde sternly grasps a black hole, embodying the relentless absorption of what she deems unworthy, adorned with the haunting allure of succulent petals and moths. Together, they serve as a poignant reminder of the inherent duality within all humanity.

Ibeji, Orisha representing twins in Yoruba culture, are believed to possess magical qualities and are protected by Shango. If one twin dies, parents commission a babalawo to carve a wooden Ibeji in the deceased twin's likeness. Adorned with cowrie shells, beads, coins, and paint, Ibeji figures symbolize the deceased twin and are cherished as real individuals. The first twin is Taiwo, and the second is Kehinde, with Kehinde considered the elder. Ibeji figures are highly sought after by collectors, with the largest collection housed at The British Museum, London. (Wikipedia)

Printed on high quality, artist grade stock and folded around a lightweight frame to give them a gorgeous, gallery ready appearance. With acid free ink that will last without fading or chipping, Features a scratch-resistant UV coating. Wipes clean easily with a damp cloth or to remove dust, vacuum gently using a soft brush attachment.

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