Tag: art

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Simple & Clean (Photo Board)

SIMPLE & CLEAN  //  In Africana and Afro-Latine traditions and religions, there are so many ways to cleanse oneself of unwanted energies. With this photo board, I wanted to express a few simple but powerful ones that are common across many of our traditions including fresh water, spiritual baths, colognes, head wraps, eggs, and palo santo. All photos found on Pintrest, credits belong to original photographers … Read More Simple & Clean (Photo Board)

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The Art of Adinkra (Photo Board)

THE ART OF ADINKRA  //  Adinkra designs come from the Asante and Baoules peoples of West Africa (mostly in Ghana), and they are arguably some of the most well-known African symbols through the diaspora and across the world. Though nowadays you’ll see them on jewelry and t-shirts, traditionally adinkra symbols are carved into stamps and printed on special cloth that was originally made for royalty. You can … Read More The Art of Adinkra (Photo Board)

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Queen of the White Cloth (Photo Board)

  QUEEN OF THE WHITE CLOTH  //  After reflecting on my brief time as an iyawo and writing “Wearing White,” I started coming across so many breathtaking photos of Santeras and aborishas wearing all white with their elekes. It is unlikely that they are iyawos because you’re not allowed to have your photo taken at that time, but regardless we do often wear white like this … Read More Queen of the White Cloth (Photo Board)

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Phyllis Galembo

Photography by Phyllis Galembo (source)

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Roberto Custodio

“Roberto Custodio is a self-taught artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. His complex mixed-media collage works often feature saints, religious icons, gods, and goddesses… Brazil is considered one of the most religious countries in Latin America with the majority of the population identifying as followers of Roman Catholicism. Like many countries of the diaspora, Catholicism in Brazil is often interwoven with African indigenous religion and … Read More Roberto Custodio