Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive represents the Loko voodoo veve, completely hand carved then cast in solid sterling silver, a ring band is added in your size, then oxidized to bring out the detail and polished to a high shine.
Loko is the loa of healers, gardeners, and herbalists. He is the spirit of vegetation, the guardian of sanctuaries, and the personification of the trees. Loko has an extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical use of herbs and gives healing properties to the leaves.
Loko (also spelled Loco) is patron of healers and plants, especially trees. He is a racine (root), and a Rada Loa. Loko is the husband of loa Ayizan, and just as she is the archetypal Mambo (priestess), so her husband Loko is considered the first Houngan (priest).
Loko is the spirit of vegetation, the guardian of sanctuaries, and the personification of the trees. He gives healing properties to the leaves; he is the God of healing and patron of certified herbalists who always call before starting treatment. His favorite colors are red and white. Sometimes Loko appears in the form of a butterfly.
Loko has an extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical use of herbs. It is said that Houngan and Mambo receive their knowledge from him. He is known for his good judgment and for his intolerance to injustice; he is often called on to be a judge during conflicts. It is said that Loko hides in the wind and listens to people without them noticing. He has many wives and girlfriends who are young and attractive throughout the country wherever there is vegetation. Loko is compared to an invisible Houngan with authority in all sanctuaries. Loko is also a Loa messenger, but his main tasks relate to the vegetation of woodlands and forests. He also oversees the agricultural tools that farmers use in their daily activities.
As the spiritual parents of the priesthood he and his wife are two of the Loa involved in the kanzo initiation rites in which the Priest/ess to be is given the asson (sacred rattle and tool of the priesthood), and are both powerful guardians of “reglemen,” or the correct and appropriate form of Vodoun service. Loko teaches the correct ceremonies and ways of Vodou, keeping tradition and knowledge of Vodou alive.
Veve itself measures 7/8″ wide by 1-3/16″ long.
A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.
Made to order in your ring size
The Black Water Siren Studio rendering of this veve symbol is exclusively our own copyrighted design. Any imitation of our design shown here that is seen or sold elsewhere other than through Black Water Siren Studio is counterfeit, a violation of copyright law, and should be reported.
Gold price is based on $1867/oz (7-22-20) and is subject to change without notice based on daily market value.