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An Egungun Costume of the Yoruba2Annual or biennial festivals of Egungun are held by the Yoruba speaking people of SoutheasternBenin and Southwestern Nigeria. The purpose of these festivals is to honor lineage ancestors andrequest their blessings(Akande, 2019). The Egungun costume which ensemble pieces of clothare a critical element of the festival.In the world of Yoruba, cloth plays an important role as theyequate nakedness with a lack of social responsibility, insanity, or infancy. The Egungun costumeconsists of several layers of cloth lappets made from prestigious and expensive textiles. Thisexpresses the wealth and status of blessings(Akande, 2019). Patchwork patterns, sequins, braids,amulets, and tassels are used to decorate the lappets to make the costume beautiful and powerful.The costumes tend to have collages or patchworks of brilliant colors. Red is the dominant coloramong the Sothern Yoruba(Maples, 2018).The amulets of the Egungun costume protect against enemies to the vulnerable person as they

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