Owo

Owo art dates back to the 15th century.

Owo is a city in Ondo State of Nigeria, on the eastern border of Yoruba land. Between the years 1400 and 1600 AD, it was the capital of a Yoruba city-state.

It’s location is very close to the Edo speaking people of the Benin, and this  has great influence on Owo. It is therefore not surprising that the art of Owo comes mainly in terracotta, ivory and wood. They also have Zoomorphic representations.


Owo ≈ 1200 — 1400 AD