Placed on the altar when not used during processions or dances, this ogo Elegba is bedecked with the implements and materials that suggest the deity’s attributes and prerogatives (carved staffs/clubs, spoon, fan gourd. etc.). The staff is beaded with palm kernals, the oil of which is Esu-Eleba’s favorite liquid.
Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul = Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 26