This book will be of critical importance not only to those concerned with african african american and caribbean art but also to anthropologists african diaspora scholars students of comparative religion and comparative psychology and anyone fascinated by the traditions of voudou and vodun. African vodun art psychology and power paperback common by author suzanne preston blier on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this major study suzanne preston blier examines the artworks of the contemporary vodun cultures of southern benin and togo in west africa as well as the related voudou traditions of haiti. Beads bones rags straw leather pottery fur feathers and blood these are the raw materials of vodun artworks the power of these images lies not only in their aesthetic and counter aesthetic appeal but also in their psychological and emotional effect as objects of fury and force these works are intended to protect and empower people and cultures that have long been oppressed. Get this from a library african vodun art psychology and power suzanne preston blier in this first major study of its kind suzanne preston blier examines the artworks of the contemporary vodun cultures of southern benin and togo in west africa as well as the related vodou
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