Queen & Commonwealth
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 74686.1



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This footstool was presented to The Queen by the People of Nigeria during her visit in 1956.

Embroidering the beading and creating the patterns for such an object is an important spiritual exercise for the Yoruba people and the symbolism of the interlaced motifs denotes many aspects of spiritual life - power, the past and the future and respect for ancestors and descendants.