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Pañuelo for Agallú

Catalog Number: B006




42” x 42”

106.68 mm x 106.68 mm

Religion and Denomination: Santería (Cuba, Yoruba)
Country of Origin: United States
Materials: Cloth
Date of Manufacture: 04/2014
Usage: N/A
Detailed Description of Significance:

Agallú or Agayú is known as the oricha of the volcano and of boat transportation. Thus, he is one of the most powerful of orichas (he contains the power of an erupting volcano). He is also associated with earthquakes due to his power over the contents of Earth’s core. Perhaps this is why there is a sun on his cloth: the sun too is a powerful and fiery element. Agallú is also considered to be the partner of Yemayá and the father of Changó. This could explain the other colors seen on the cloth: the blue sequins in the border to represent Yemayá and the red ones to represent Changó.