Associating, dissimulating and caring

(Re)existence strategies in the formation of the Afro-Brazilian sacred objects

  • Renan Vieira Andrade
  • Priscila Arantes
Keywords: Design, Objects, Material Culture, Afro-Brazilian religions, Candomblé

Abstract

In Afro-Brazilian cults, as well as in the other communities of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora, we can find dialogues and tensions between the culture imposed by the colonizer and the diverse cultures deported from the African continent. These processes can be observed especially in the  concealment of objects of ritual use in industrialized western objects of daily use. Taking as an example the candomblé of Nagô-Ketu tradition, this article aims to reflect on the complex relations of affection and resistance generated until now by the colonization.

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Published
2019-08-05