SOPERA DE OBATALA
Sopera de Obatala
The Obatala tureen, represented by the pure white color, is the container of the icons of Obatala, the Saint in charge of molding the human figure, That is why many of his followers buy a great and majestic tureen.
The main characteristic of the obatala tureens is their white color, combined with silver accents, these can be in different sizes and styles, but the white color of the porcelain always predominates.
In Yoruba land, most of Obatala's tureens are made from a type of African gourd, adorned with snails and a white cloth, but we can also find regions where they use white porcelain tureens.
In the Afro-Cuban tradition, white and silver porcelain tureens are more common, these are always adorned with crowns, white irukere and silver bells.
Because Obatalá is the modeler of the human figure, it is very common to find Majestic Tureens with ornaments and attributes, typical of a king.
Soperas de Obatala Antigua
In sanctuary houses where African traditions are practiced, we can see that many of their followers have real silver Obatala Tureens, authentic jewels of art.