Vodou Tree

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Material Information

Title:
Vodou Tree
Physical Description:
Photograph
Creator:
Tarter, Andrew
Publisher:
Andrew Tarter
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Publication Date:

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Abstract:
Caption: Animal skulls are hung from a gourde tree by a Vodou (voodoo) devotee. In Haiti, lwa (spirits) can reside in trees, rocks, streams, household roofs, and other objects. The devotee may serve the spirit residing in this tree in various ways, including animal sacrifices and offerings of food and drink. Several different species of trees occupy important roles within Vodou. Some have strictures against cutting, while others have strictures against planting.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00007145:00001

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