Showcasing the art and ritual of the African and African-diaspora religions

Maraca for Yemayá Achabá

Catalog Number: B046


15.5" x 3.81" x 3.81"

393.7 mm x 96.65 mm x 96.65 mm

Religion and Denomination: Ocha (Cuba, Yoruba)
Transatlantic Family of Religion: Orisha
Country of Origin: United States
Ethnographic Origin: Cuban (Caribbean)
Materials: Glass
Date of Manufacture: 03/2014
Usage: Ritual (used)
Detailed Description of Significance:

The Afro-Cuban goddess of the sea, Yemayá, has multiple avatars, or caminos. The camino associated with this maraca is Yemayá Asesú. Her colors are light blue and coral pink. She is associated with the sea foam that forms at the seashore.

Like other maracas used in Santería, the sound is created by objects inside of the maraca hitting against the inside. The bead pattern is decorative and not intended to add to the sound.