ritual container

Beaded terracotta vessel for the Afro-Cuban deity Orisha Yemaya, made by José Francisco Ung-Villanueva in June 2014. 24 cm tall. Czech glass beads size 5/0, blue and white cotton cloth, cowrie shells. Cuba.

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