FACIAL MARKS IN YORUBALAND
- This electronic book is a piece of detailed information about facial marks in Yorubaland. It addresses everything related to this particular culture with lots of pictural representations
- Facial marks are one of the tribal marks; a part of the Yoruba culture usually inscribed on the face by burning or cutting of the skin during childhood.
- The primary function of the tribal marks is for identification of a person’s tribe, family or patrilineal heritage.
- The other secondary functions of the facial marks are symbols of beauty, Yoruba creativity, healing, spiritual protection and keeping mischievous children alive (ila Abiku).