Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Traditional Modern Yoruba Art-The Fakeye family

Traditional Yoruba art comes in many forms, the modern sculptures carved by the fakeye family are one of the best known modern Yoruba carvings available on the market today.These carvings
are not to be confused with the mass produced sculptures commonly termed ''airport art''.A large complicated piece can take several weeks to complete , and a modest work up to three weeks,and the smallest items take about two days to carve .
Unlike most modern examples ,they are intended for the discerning collector of African art.

I will be need to dedicate a whole section to the fakeye family to do their work any justice, but in the meantime have a look at the few photos that I have uploaded of some of their recent carvings.

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