Abebe Osun (Osun fan), created by James Norman-Ogun Yomi, is carried by the initiate while in state and acts through its beaded splendor as an abebe (advocate/supplication) to the deity and gently urges her to send goodness in all of its form to the initiate.
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 145