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Iroke Ifa(Tapper)

135,000.00 130,000.00

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It is use while divination is in progress, the babalawo taps a divination tray (opon Ifa) with the pointed end of the iroke Ifa to greet and invoke Orunmila (the tapping sound is meant to attract the attention of Ifa

    • Hollowed cylindrical form
    • Length = 8 – 16 inches
    • Usually carved in ivory (in Yorubaland, ivory is treasured for its durability, scarcity and association with the elephant – a symbol of prestige and sovereignty)
        • Sometimes found in brass or wood
    • Topmost pointed end:
        • Conical projection without any design or decoration
        • Shaped like an elephant tusk.

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