Some Aroko, as the Yoruba symbolic method of communication was called, did not involve a messenger.
These would be placed by the initiator at a specific location relevant to the message.
So ………..in the picture below, what time did the last person leave for Ile-Ife, and how many went to Ile-Ife ? ?
Aroko was also used of course, in love and friendship . These types required a messenger or go-between
Family news was also shared by Aroko
Persons of authority also sent aroko to members of their community