Santería and the White Robed King of the Orisha

Baba Raul Canizares

38 Pages, ISBN 0 942272 63 3     
Original Publications, 2000     

Obatala means "King of the White Cloth." This title refers to a particulary soft and beautiful white fabric associated with Yoruba kings. This fabric's myriad threads are so masterfully interwoven that at first sight one cannot distinguish them.

"To call an Orisha the Chief of White Cloth is to make a symbolic reference to that substance which makes consciousness possible... it is a reference to the fabric which binds the universe together."
- Awo Fá'lokun

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

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