Elekes, 36 ” x 48″ acrylic on canvas painting by Puertorrican artist Jose ‘Pepe’ Ibanez,
Elekes, acrylic on canvas painting by Puertorrican artist Jose ‘Pepe’ Ibanez, 36 x 48
“Elekes” is the Yoruba word for beads and it’s used to refer to the 5 beaded necklaces initiates wear to represent the 5 pillar Orisha in the Lucumí tradition (Eshu/Elegua, Obatala, Yemaya, Oshun, and Chango). These necklaces are the banners of the Orisha and serve to place the wearer under their protection.
|Dimensions||36 × 3 × 48 in|