Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas

Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas

Henry John Drewal / Oct 23, 2019

Mami Wata Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas This book traces the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata and other African water divinities Mami Wata often portrayed with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish is at once beau

  • Title: Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas
  • Author: Henry John Drewal
  • ISBN: 9780974872995
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book traces the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata and other African water divinities Mami Wata, often portrayed with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish, is at once beautiful, jealous, generous, seductive, and potentially deadly A water spirit widely known across Africa and the African diaspora, her origins are said to lie overseas, althoThis book traces the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata and other African water divinities Mami Wata, often portrayed with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish, is at once beautiful, jealous, generous, seductive, and potentially deadly A water spirit widely known across Africa and the African diaspora, her origins are said to lie overseas, although she has been thoroughly incorporated into local beliefs and practics She can bring good fortune in the form of money, and her power increased between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, the era of growing international trade between Africa and the rest of the world Her name, which may be translated as Mother Water or Mistress Water, is pidgin English, a language developed to lubricate trade Africans forcibly carried across the Atlantic as part of that trade brought with them their beliefs and practices honoring Mami Wata and other ancestral deities.

    Mami Wata Mami Wata Mammy Water is a water deity venerated in West, Central, and Southern Africa, and in the African diaspora in the Americas.Mami Wata spirits are usually female, but are sometimes male. Mami Wata Wikipdia Mami Wata ou Mamy Wata, Mami Watta ou Mama Wata est une divinit aquatique du culte africain vodoun, dont la pratique est rpandue en Afrique de l Ouest, du centre et du Sud, dans la diaspora africaine, les Carabes, et dans certaines rgions d Amrique du Nord et du Sud Water spirit Some of the water spirits in traditional African religion include Mami Wata is a transcultural pantheon of water spirits and deities of the African diaspora.For the many names associated with Mami Wata spirits and goddess, see Names of Mami Wata Owu Mmiri of some riverine people of Nigeria are often described as mermaid like spirit of water A jengu plural miengu is a water spirit in Podcasts PlayMe cbc Podcasts CBC Radio What A Young Wife Ought To Know Part By Hannah Moscovitch Set in s Canada, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working class wife who has a lot to learn Fairytale Friday Things To Know About Mermaids This entry was posted on Friday, January th, at pm and is filed under Black Apples, Fairytales.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS . feed You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Goddess Names Cross Cultural Correspondence Chart. Goddess names Greek goddesses, moon goddesses, triple goddess, celtic goddesses, Roman other pagan goddesses. Bwa Butterfly and Hawk masks Rand African Art Bwa hawk masks Large wooden masks danced by the Bwa represent protective spirits carved in animal forms, like the hawk The hawk s wings use geometric patterns which refer to moral Orisha Wikipdia Certaines de ces divinits dcoulent en ralit rf ncessaire sans doute rf ncessaire de personnages ayant vcu parmi les Yorubas, et taient souvent des guerriers accompagns d une redoutable rputation Cette mme rputation mena les diviniser aprs leur mort, avec l ide de pouvoir faire appel leur puissance. Rayearth Fan Zone Magical Girl Mahou Shoujo The March Magical Girl Contest Active The February Magical Girl Contest Finished The January Magical Girl Contest Finished The December Magical Girl Contest Finished Fushigiboshi no Futago Hime Magical Girl Mahou Shoujo Grand Universal Princesses the vice principal presents a legendary bell named Soleil that will only ring when a certain person touches it If the bell rings, the person is classified to be the Universal Princess.

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    1. Hey, is that Amy L. Noell in print?? This catalogue accompanies the new exhibition curated by one of my professors. I have a (very small) essay in the book. The show is all about Mami Wata, that ubiquitous water goddess who still travels the globe in the iconography of African, American (in the true broad sense of Americas), and Indian cultural groups.


    2. An excellent non-fiction overview of Mami Wata in African Art. If you have responsibility for a library you should have this book on your shelf. This book documents part of a rich heritage of cultural history that comes out of Africa. I for one thought it was all from the Greeks, but alas I did not know what I did not know. A real contribution to our knowledge of cultural heritage.


    3. A brilliant book that explores the evolution of the water goddess from Africa and throughout the diaspora. I saw the exhibit at the Smithsonian and it was GORGEOUS.


    4. This book coincided with an exhibition at the Fowler Museum of art. Many art book as way to dry to actually read. Not this one. Fascinating!



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