Over the past weekend, I went to the African Mask Prints at Mint Museum in Charlotte. This exhibit included masks and pottery focusing on the Igbo people.
One of the parts of the exhibit, explained about Medicine Pots used in the mid-20th century in Southeastern Nigeria. The pots contained holy water and other substances used in healing ceremonies. The pots are shaped in the form of a female and a male. This is to symbolize duality.
Another part of the exhibit was the Royal Twin Figure Garment. It was made out of wood, pigment, metal, beads and twine. Bead work was restricted royalty, so when a royal twin dies, the ibeji is dressed in this beaded tunic. The artists who made this tunic would have been the crowns and headdresses that the kings would wear.