Altars of Worship

 

       
Santeria

 

Religion of the Orishas

 

Religious Figures

 

Divine Correlations

 

Garments of Worship

 

Altars of Worship

 

Music and Dance

 

References

 

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)

 

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