Simbi - Vodou Flag

I have been really enjoying the fact that the usual 50 or so robo-calls a day have ceased.  But it turns out that we have been without phone service at the gallery for the last week!  Apparently a wet cable many blocks west of us, we are told.  
Thank you Verizon!  
You may reach us by email at indigofamily@indigoarts.com, and may be able to reach Tony at 215-813-7009.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Simbi - Vodou Flag
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Simbi - Vodou Flag
Simbi - Vodou Flag
Simbi - Vodou Flag
SKU: LFL-1701

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Beads on fabric (23 1/4" x 19 1/4")
c.2010
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant, Simeon, Delice, etc..

Fils Lafleur in 2009

Born in 1965 in Port Salut, on the southern coast of Haiti, Fils Lafleur began making flags in 1987.  He has exhibited in New Orleans and Santa Fe.  A mural consisting of 32 of his flags depicting the different vévé symbols of Vodou was on display on the wall of the International Airport in Port-au-Prince when I visited in 2014.  I  understand that Fils Lafleur passed away soon after that.

$475