'Dugu' Healing Ceremony

Benjamin Nicholas
SKU: B-Nich

Benjamin Nicholas (Dangriga, Belize)
Oil on Canvas (24 x 30), c.1985

Benjamin Nicholas (Dangriga, Belize) 1999

Benjamin Nicholas was one of Belize's leading artists and the one-man chronicler of the history and culture of the Garifuna Indians. The Garifuna are an Afro-Caribbean people descended from African slaves who were shipwrecked on the island of St. Vincent and inter-married with the indigenous Carib Indians. Defeated by the British in 1797, they were deported to the islands and coast of Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize. The son of a banana farmer, Benjamin Nicholas was born in 1930 in the southern coastal village of Barranco.

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