Haitian Vodou Flags

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Once little known outside of Haiti, Vodou flags (drapo Vodou), dazzling in color and imagery, have become popular commodities in the international art market. Works by such notable Haitian artists as Silva Joseph, Antoine Oleyant, and Yves Telemak now grace the walls of museums, art galleries, and private homes throughout the world. In showcasing Vodou flags and the artists who create them, this book also offers a striking revelation of the gods (lwa) that inhabit the Vodou spirit world. Inspired by myths, legends, and unique personal visions, the artists of Vodou flags interweave sacred, time-honored designs with contemporary images as they produce these captivating works. Their flags, incorporating ritual drawings, Masonic symbols, and pictures of mermaids and Catholic saints, offer viewers an encounter with the aesthetics, symbolism, and social implications of Vodou. This spiritual realm reflected in the flags is not the dark, frightening place of black magic and superstition so often stereotyped in popular culture. Instead, drapo exemplify the beauty, elegance, and enduring embrace of gods and ancestors in their present manifestations. The flags are artists' visual testimonials that the lwa are present and active in the lives of Vodou practitioners.
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Fascinating color illustrations comprise almost half of this description of how ritual flags, the most celebrated genre of Vodou's sacred arts, clearly reflect the creative impulse of Vodou and the intense process of cultural synthesis from which the religion emerges. The text discusses Afro-Atlantic flag traditions as well as two of the contemporary flagmakers (Silva Joseph and Yves Telemak) who were invaluable to the author as he carried out his research in Haiti. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578060245
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Folk Art and Artists Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5
Afro-Atlantic Flag Traditions 7
The Sacred Universe of Haitian Vodou (The Lwa) 9
The Ritual Use of Drapo Vodou 15
The Main Elements, Types, and Styles of Vodou Flags 18
Constructing the Flag 24
Silva Joseph and Yves Telemak: Two Contemporary Flagmakers 26
Silva Joseph 26
Yves Telemak 31
Glossary 39
References 40
Color Plates 41
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