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Friday, June 11, 2010


The olowo of owo is one of the senior Yoruba chiefs or Obas .He is wearing one of his many ceremonial dresses which is only used once a year when a certain ceremony is performed and he is required to dance in this dress in front of his people.
The crown is made of coral beads decorated with white feathers.In front there is a veil of coral beads the object of which is to hide the olowo,s features from the gaze of the people.The long jacket is made of pink cloth on which have been sewn hundreds of coral beads of great age.The trousers are made of blue push;collars,bracelets and ankles are made of coral as are the slipers.The olowo carries two of his ceremonial swords which are also used when performing this dance.

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