July 12, 2014

SALON/Big Bang: Maria van Daalen at the Amstelkerk

 SALON/Big Bang: Maria van Daalen at the Amstelkerk during the second opening

veve Milokan
Couldn't resist doing something funny for once - same image you sometimes find on a drapo
G for God, for Geomancy and much more...
veve for Manbo Metwes Erzulie Freda Dahomey
drapo Dambala / Bosou (artist: Maxon Scylla)
drapo Agwe (artist: Evelyn Alcide)
veve for Bawon/Gede
veve Milokan

"The drawings that were made, are all according to traditional designs [in Haitian Vodou]. These are called 'veve'. There are lots and lots of examples online, cf. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veve Note: There are 401 spirits (but this is a mythical number and it's probably far larger). Every spirit and group of spirits has his/her/its own veve. Every Vodou congregation (a 'House') has different veve. A Manbo or Houngan (priest) should know hundreds of veve by heart and be able to make them like I did yesterday." at the Amstelkerk 2nd opening of Salon/Big Bang  _Maria van Daalen
(photocredits: Gijs Stork)

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