Gala elekes and ides for Obatala and Elegua

Obatala and Elegua ides and gala elekes     I made these for a friend who is crowing their first two santos. The “gala” elekes are multi stranded ones used to identify who is the guardian angel of the iyawo as it is bigger and fancier than the other elekes worn. I like to make…

ELEGUA GARABATOS

ELEGUA GARABATOS These are ┬áhand made and beaded garabatos or guava wood hooks that Elegua uses to remove obstacles from the person’s life. Eleggua also uses it to bring blessings or ire to the person. Both are made with all glass Czech beads, one has a little beaded gourd with red parrot feathers and both…