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Santería is the most popular of Afro–Cuban religions and the beads represent their appointed orisha, the gods and goddesses at the heart of their worship. With its roots in the religious beliefs of the Yoruba people of West Africa, Santería spread in Cuba with the importation of slaves from that region. Forbidden by the Spanish to practise their faith, the slaves found ways of hiding images of their gods behind those of the Catholic saints to whom they were forced to pay homage. -Habana, Cuba, 2016-

01 Jan 2012
800 x 800
Model NIKON D4
Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 35.0 mm
ISO Speed 400
Flash Flash did not fire
Date and Time 2012:01:01 02:00:59
Camera White Balance As Shot
Lens 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8
Lens Info 170/10 350/10 28/10 28/10
Approximate Focus Distance 71/100