The main task of this voodoo fetish is to provide a powerful energy to its owner and boost fertility. The relations between the living and the beyond are harmonized by spirits and ambivalent forces (minkisi). These supernatural entities are evoked by the village healers and elders.
They are often asked to heal, to empower, to ensure success to bless and to protect individuals or the entire tribe. Magical substances or medicines (blood, hair, bones, feathers, earth, shells, fiber twine, clay, nails, seeds, etc.) are used singularly or in combinations to empower ritual objects.