Òrìsà Oko Staff (Primary Title)
Artisans craft such staffs for believers who make a pilgrimage to Irawo, in northwestern Nigeria, where the cult began. The staffs are made from hoe blades, a reference to the farm, brought to the craftsmen by Oko devotees. The design of the staff blends abstractreferences to the male and female aspects of Òrìsà Oko, while the rich strands of cowrie shells announce the wealth and good fortune that have come to the staff ’s owner.
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