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 Ochosi amulet features blue and clear amber beads and a cowrie shell on either end. Sold individually.
Ochosi is a warrior orisha and is often used by those seeking legal justice. this amulet presents a potent aid when you are seeking good fortune in business or in moving. Use it to help when seeking a new home or a new business venture, or when you are seeking a blessing for your move.
OCHOSI: Use his power to purchase a new house or business and to move to a new location.
IDENTIFICATION: Saint Norbert
FEAST DAY: June 6th
DAY OF THE WEEK: Monday, Wednesday & the 4th of each month
COLORS: lavender and black, green and black, or blue and amber/yellow.
The Macuto is often called a bead, but there are no stringing holes that are easily apparent. These amulets are designed to be carried and not worn. Each amulet is hand made and therefore varies slightly. Approximate size is 1-1/8 inches tall (29mm) and 23mm wide (~7/8 inches) from cowrie to cowrie.