Oba's War Necklace
Iya mi, Oba (Obba)
Oba is sometimes known as a woman’s Orisa, however, Oba helps all who need and respect her. No one should be abused—no matter the gender.
Oba frowns on parasitic relationships, even when we are the parasite, to ourselves and to others. She advocates love, independence and respect within relationships. When I received Oba, I felt another backbone being constructed in my intellectual and emotional well-being.
Oba has many attributes. Among them is her ability to perform quick, up close work, which is why she carries a dagger. She is commerce and navigation. She is the writer. One of her responsibilities is writing the names of the dead in her book.
Oba's daughters and sons wear what is known as a "War Necklace, or War Ileke." The war necklace is warn across the chest, left to right, with Oba's key (that unlocks all mysteries) at the waist. Below are two examples, one made with large glass beads and crystals, the other made of small glass beads and crystals.
This is a Blog about Yoruba / Lukumi spiritual traditions, Orisa and throne art.