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

Henry John Drewal

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

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: 254
  • 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 Bizarre Spiritual Groups You Can Join Listverse Mar , The Druids are still alive and kicking today and appear to focus on creativity and care for the environment and their wisdom Druids see themselves as personifications of three types the singer, shaman, and sage Singers focus on the ancient bardic knowledge, storytelling and creativity, the shaman focuses on healing and the sage aims to develop inner wisdom. VOA Special English Art Explores African Americans Past VOA Special English, Arts Culture, Art Explores African Americans Past and Present DK Osseo Asare The Pennsylvania State University DK Osseo Asare, The Pennsylvania State University, Architecture and Engineering Design Department, Faculty Member Studies Visual Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, and Architecture. Visual Exploration of Who African Americans Are James Terrell s style is abstract Mami Wata, the first piece visitors see in the new exhibit, shows a woman rising from the ocean, created with white lines on a black background. Le masque africain Bambara une image du Mali Le masque africain Bambara est un masque aux formes trs styliss liant la mystique des formes et l art africain. Goddess Names Cross Cultural Correspondence Chart. Goddess names Greek goddesses, moon goddesses, triple goddess, celtic goddesses, Roman other pagan goddesses. English and Writing Studies University of Western Ontario Academia is a place to share and follow research.

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    1. Amy Noell on said:

      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. Lantz on said:

      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. Jewell on said:

      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. Cicely on said:

      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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