Ibeji

Contributed by BBC Bristol

This Ibeji carved by the Yonda in the nineteenth century. The tribe have the highest incidence of twins in the world. They have a cult of twin worship. When a twin dies they carve a figure to capture this. We have several twins in our family.
Contributed by D.J. Ford

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