Altars of Worship




Religion of the Orishas


Religious Figures


Divine Correlations


Garments of Worship


Altars of Worship


Music and Dance




African Art Home

Santeria altars are a mixture of both Western and African tradition.  Worshippers primarily pay homage to their Orishas/Saints through the construction and decoration of altars in their homes.  Objects are placed on ornately adorned, cloth covered tables or platforms.  These items typically symbolize or appeal to the deity.  Offerings may include "carved statues, seed pods, fruit, flowers, urns, beads, feathers, cauldrons, miniature farming implements, fans and mirrors"(IV)