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January 21, 2009

Yoruba Woman by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye

A beautifully carved figure of a Yoruba woman by Master carver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye. He was born 1928 in Ila Orangun, Nigeria. He is a fifth- generation member of the Fakeye woodcarving family of Orangun, Nigeria. His carvings, including freestanding sculptures, doors, posts and panels, commemorate Yoruba culture. He carved the doors for the Africa Room at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and his work is on display at many museums throughout the United States and Europe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work.


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