Authentic and straight from Yorubaland of Nigeria. Ikin IFA, 20 4 eyed palm nuts for ikin divination plus 1 very special 6 eye Ikin Iwarefa . This palm nut is hard to find and commands a special ase, serving as protector of the Ikin from danger and negative spirits. The fibers of the hand are already properly worn down for you in preparation for feeding and sacrifice to Orunmila after IFA initiation. This takes over an hour to do well, and you must know how to do it correctly. Ikin Ifa represent the body of Orunmila, and must be handled properly. Your ikin will not achieve that deep dark nut brown color until given sacrifice, then they will begin to have the beautiful dark patina. Men, please let me know if you have extra large or smallish hands in the instruction form. I will make a mix suitable and easy to grasp for you. Women, please check the listing for your smaller hand. They ship safely wrapped in white cloth and packed well.