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Throne for Ochun

Throne for Ochun

Throne for Ochun, La Habana, Cuba, December 2003. Here is a very simple throne for Ochun and the Orishas on the occasion of a goddaughter's first birthday and receipt of cuchillo or ceremonial knife. The throne was built in front of the only window in the room, so the throne maker would have some wood into which he could drive the staples to hold up the fabric. Because most houses are of concrete construction Santeros will often add a strip of wood along the ceiling in their Ocha room to make throne building easier.