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Journal: Nova Religio
Nova Religio (2012) 16 (1): 36–60.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Heather Shirey Strings of beads made of plastic, glass or clay are the most common and visible material representations of the Candomblé orixás (deities) in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. At the most basic level, Candomblé beads are symbolic representations of the orixás . When they are consecrated...