The late Iya Deitinha de Xangô taught Iya Bezita d'Oxum how to craft these beautiful representations of Orixá. Creating each doll is a delicate, painstaking process which Iya Bezita has been practicing since 1986!
The Orixá are deities from the Yorùbá pantheon. Initiated priest Awo Fasegun explains that "Òrìṣa are the selected ones [by Olodumare, God] to assist humans on Earth...by manifesting in nature" in his book "Introduction to Ifá: Yorùbá Religion," which you can purchase at www.ifaforall.com
I am taking pre-orders, and you will have to pre-pay, because Iya Bezita needs to buy the material to make your doll. *I am not making any money on any transaction.* PRICES:
1 Orixá doll = 200 Brazilian reais or approximately $60USD
1 Orixá doll + 1 conta (corresponding necklace representing the Orixá) = 250 Brazilian reais or approximately $75 USD
HOW IT WORKS: - Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number # and kind of dolls you wish to purchase.
- I will send you an invoice with the amount you owe.
- You send me that amount via Paypal. - I send you a receipt.
- I deposit that money through Xoom, an international payment service through which Maria Izabela da Silva can access the funds.
- Maria Izabela da Silva crafts your doll by hand.
Iya Bezita makes these in Salvador, so usually you would have to pay for shipping. However, I will be bringing a large suitcase full of dolls with me to the States in January, so you do not have to pay international shipping costs this time.
In January 2018, I will be in Los Angeles for 2 weeks during which SoCal customers can pick up their dolls. Once the spring semester 2018 begins at Brown University, I will be in Providence, RI where New England customers can pick up their dolls. If you are located outside those two areas, please email me so we can figure out a solution together.
Dolls and contas: Maria Izabela da Silva
Summary images of Orixá: Julio Casey, MD
Paintings: Gil Abelha (Xangô)
Photos: Eric Beauregard
Graphic design: Craig Simmons
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