Yoruba Mr and Mrs Terracotta Hand Painted Figurines

by Artisan Collective


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Legend has it that in the Yoruba tribe in South Eastern Nigeria, there once existed the Obatala, a compassionate and self aware god, who descended from the heavens to create land over the waters and form the first human figures in clay. The raw, natural hand-moulding of this couple has an echo of those origins, both in it's earthly material, terracotta, and in their benevolent, contented expressions...

Invite the warm presence of this couple into your home to invite a Obatala’s love and compassion into your home as well

The Versatility of Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta is well acclaimed for its rich red, earthy colour and has been widely used in African Tribal Art. Yoruba Tribal Artist Jeremia Ola hand moulded this couple from the terra cotta, and finished the piece of with white hand painted strokes, careful not to totally mask the rich raw clay beneath.

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Good to Know

  • Material

    Terra Cotta

  • Shipping & Customization

    As an intricate piece of art, this piece can take up to 14 days to make