Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag

Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag
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Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1601

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(32 3/4" x 30"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

Silva Joseph in his houmfor. Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991 (photograph by Anthony Fisher)

Silva Joseph was born in Leogane, Haiti in 1930. He was initiated into vodou in 1955, and became a houngan in 1970. He created his first vodou flag in 1972. He operates a peristil or temple and studio in the BelAir neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He works in the tradition of BelAir's famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor. Silva Joseph's work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994) and Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995). (biographical info taken in part from Tina Girouard's Sequin Artists of Haiti).

$850
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Sold