Did you get this in an ileke ceremony? Those are usually seen in botanicas to be worn as decorative I believe as opposed to an actual ileke….if I am pulling to mind the same thing you are talking about.
Also, what Orisha are represented in it…the colors? There are certain Orisha that can’t go together.
It is true that each ile can do things slightly differently…but this sounds a little “too” different.
Let me know and I’ll give as much guidance as I can.
I also agree that you should talk to your elders in the tradition. However, since I don’t know who you are dealing with and if they are legit or not, I would suggest that you take the matter to your ancestors and you ori. let them guide you. I can tell you from experience that if they are telling you something is off, something is off! listen! I ended up having to do several ceremonies over and pay all that money over, because I didn’t listen when my spirits were telling me something was off. I didn’t listen because at the time I was new and I was trying to be humble . But I should have listened.