Wednesday 12 June 2024


Ibeji, meaning "twins" in Yoruba, holds special significance in Yoruba culture. Historically, the birth of twins was celebrated but also came with high mortality rates. Families commissioned ibeji figures, small wooden sculptures representing deceased twins, believed to house their spirits. These figures were adorned and cared for as living children, receiving offerings and prayers. Today, ibeji figures serve as reminders of Yoruba cultural heritage and beliefs, symbolizing the enduring importance of twins in Yoruba society.

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