Orisha Image Blog
An Afrocuban set of bata-drums consists of the small drum Okonkolo, the lead-drum Iya and the middle-sized Itotele. Traditionally in Havana they are made of rawhide only.
Shango wears his crown and his typical skirt, that moves like flames of fire while dancing. In his hand he has the double-axe and is standing an a typical posture.
Obatala literally means "King of white cloth". This drawing shows a traditional sacred statue of the Orisha, called "ere", carved out of wood and painted with white chalk, "efun".
Initiations into Orisha-worship make use of a red tailfeather of the African grey parrot, called Odide in Yoruba-language. It is a strong protection against witchcraft.
This logo is made after the Oshun statue located at her central shrine, directly at the Oshun river at the UNESCO world heritage site of the Sacred Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria.
The profit made by selling all the Oshun T-shirts will be donated to the Susanne Wenger Foundation for saving the heritage of Adunni Olorisa at the Sacred Oshun Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria. Buying a T-shirt supports Yoruba culture.