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This image is from a series showing Afrocuban Orisha-dancers in action, with all the aspects and symbols used in the ceremonies. Oya uses in the dances her black iruke and is moving in circles like a tornado. She is fierce and strong, like her husband Shango, hot-tempered. Her dress is colored in a very darkish burgundy with nine different colorful fabrics attached. 

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