Tag Archives: Vodou Art

A Pwen For Ezili

Vodou is a religion that combined Catholicism and African spirituality out of necessity. During the slave trade, Africans were forced to adopt Catholic beliefs because their owners feared that their religions could be used to communicate and fuel rebellion. However, the slaves were unwilling to give up their spirituality, so they found Catholic saints that […]



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My Boutey Vodou: Boutey for Gede

BRIAN HOLDER BOUTEY VODOU FOR GEDE Glass bottle, yarn, newspaper, fabric, ribbons This bottle is dedicated to the playful vodou lwa of death, sex, and children: Gede. Meant to visually allude to the child-like way he treats sex in most of his common depictions. The top of the bottle is supposed to allude to his […]



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Boutey Gede and Bawon Samedi

Michael O’Dea Core-330-04 12/14/15 Boutey Gede and Bawon Samedi             In Haitian Vodou bottles represent many important facets of the religion as well as the culture. Bottles are containers by design and this literal function has been repurposed to embody many spiritual ideas. Bottles can serve as offerings to a specific deity, or Lwa, with […]



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Boutey de Rêves: A Vodou Bottle

  BOUTEY DE RÊVES A bottle, in the world of Vodou, means much more than just an inanimate object. This concept is not uncommon in Vodou, as practitioners of the religion believe in supernaturally-invested objects as sacred items. Because, in the Vodou worldview, the spirit world is somewhat overlapped with that of the living, items […]



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