Obatala the King of White Cloth and Creator of Mankind
An Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in Africas Yoruba religion. Â Many Orishas have found their way throughout the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed in practices as varied as Santeria, Candomble, Trinidad Orisha, and Oyotunji.
Â Obatala is the eldest Orishas and the Â father of all the orishas. Â He created the world and the humanity that reside within. Â Obatala always dresses in white to reflect his spiritual purity, white is thus the most sacred color in Santeria because of its representation of Obatala. Â He acts as a protector for those who do not yet know their guardian Orishas, and encourages his believers to be patient and to handle matters with calm and reason. Â Obatala watches over his believers and his duty is to maintain peace and restore balance in the world.
4" tall, Â polystone