Created from cowrie shells and seed beads, the Macuto is an amulet prepared for the Orisha, a spirit or deity in the Santeria or Yoruba system of beliefs. In Santeria, each of the Orisha is represented by specific colors and may be identified with specific Catholic saints. See this reference for more information.
The ORUNLA amulet features yellow and green beads and a cowrie shell on either end.
Orunla or Orunmilla is the orisha of divination and human destiny. This orisha is believed to have knowledge of each soul’s ultimate destiny. This amulet is great to carry when you seek clarity on your destiny.
IDENTIFICATION: Saint Francis of Asis
FEAST DAY: October 4th
DAY OF THE WEEK: Everyday
COLORS: Green and Yellow
The Macuto is often called a bead, but there are no stringing holes that are easily apparent. Each amulet is hand made and therefore varies slightly. Approximate size is 1-7/8 inches tall (38mm) and 20mm wide (~1-1/8 inches) from cowrie to cowrie.