Yoruba Chairs

I have a new infatuation: hand beaded Yoruba chairs from Nigeria. Each one takes roughly three months to create as there are hundreds of thousands of beads embellishing these works of art that were traditionally used by the kings and queens of the Yoruba tribe in West Africa. Their floral designs and symbols denote wealth, power, strength and wisdom. It’s more than a statement piece of furniture, it’s an art piece!

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 (images via T MagazineSF Girl By BayInterior Dec, Moroccan Maryam, Beautiful Dreamers, Daily Mail, & From The Tribe

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18 Comments

  1. glamdevils wrote:

    Wow these chairs look marvelous 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

    2.23.15
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  2. Iren wrote:

    Gorgeous chairs!!!! so beautiful 😉

    http://WWW.LIAKW.COM

    2.23.15
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  3. Oh my. I think you’ve created a new obsession. <3 These are amazing!

    2.23.15
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  4. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    Love the exquisite details of these chairs! They are indeed amazing pieces of art!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

    2.23.15
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  5. So unique!

    XO CHAMA FASHION
    http://www.chamafashion.com

    2.23.15
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  6. joy wrote:

    Beautiful!! Where can we buy them? //Joy

    2.23.15
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  7. Beautiful work of art!!
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

    http://www.ftwwl.com

    2.23.15
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  8. Gorgeous chairs!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

    2.23.15
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  9. Claire D wrote:

    Beautiful! Though I don’t think I could possibly bring myself to sit in one!

    2.23.15
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  10. mun wrote:

    Lovely! They add a special touch to the spaces for sure 🙂

    2.23.15
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  11. Nkem wrote:

    Which part of yoruba is this one? is it Nigerian Yoruba?

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  12. SAUL wrote:

    Love these chairs and the way they add a vibrant pop of colour to each room featured.

    http://www.shopsaul.blogspot.com

    2.24.15
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  13. Casey wrote:

    These are SO stunning. I’d be terribly afraid to sit on them and ruin the beadwork. But they must be pretty sturdy, right??

    2.24.15
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  14. Katherine wrote:

    I just randomly found this blog when we were researching for some of our Yoruba Chairs… We also sell these stunning chairs from our shops in Cape Town, South Africa. Please come by next time or contact us so we can show you what we have.

    Just loveeeee all of the shots!!!!!!!

    5.18.16
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  15. Eufrosini wrote:

    Love it !

    9.2.16
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  16. I seriously love.

    4.11.19
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