The kingdom of Benin is the ancestral home of the Edo-speaking peoples. The ancient city is located within the tropical rain forest region of what’s currently Nigeria. Benin City, which is in Edo State, is the capital of Edo State.
Benin’s royal arts belong to a tradition that favors convention while it promotes power and innovation, especially as a mirrored image of royal rights.
Benin art, according to historians, has been existing as far back as the thirteenth century.
Renowned for its Brass casting, the Benin Kingdom is the home of art. The Bini’s produce Bronze, Brass, Terracotta and Ebony wood.