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Creolized Costumes for Rara, Haiti

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Each spring, beginning immediately at the end of Carnaval, and building in intensity during the six weeks preceding Easter, Vodou religious temples (oumfòs) in Haiti, located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, dispatch a procession...

Dressing the Divine Horsemen

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...Ceremony and Dress: Introduction Haitian Vodou seremoni (ceremonies) are a colorful, exuberant, vociferous way of honoring and worshipping the lwa, a pantheon of ancestral spirits who govern the well-being of the living. The lwa...

Vodou Ritual Garments in Haiti

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Dress is an important component within the religious and ceremonial context of Vodou worship in the country of Haiti in the West Indies. During Vodou’s religious celebrations, pilgrimages, and rituals, the status of the participants...

Caribbean Islanders

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Caribbean immigrants have contributed greatly to the multicultural and multilingual diversity of the United States and Canada for a number of years. Often grouped either with other Hispanics or with African Americans, Caribbean people...

Possession: Vodou, Santería and Candomblé

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Religious Life of Dress : Global Fashion and Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Vodou in Haiti, Candomblé in Brazil and Santería in Cuba are all African-derived religions, their roots traceable to West and Central Africa (see Bodin 1990). Oppressed by a system of slavery intent on effacing their humanity, black people...