Anthropological Collection

Installation of main or main altar to the 21 divisions of the Dominican voodoo pantheon.

In the center of the image is a table covered with a cloth or tablecloth that extends to the floor, something usual in traditional altars to hide certain preparations or things underneath. On top of the table or on the wall, the Radá division or Sweet Gods. In the image, these are shown inclined on the wall, represented in chromolithographs. In front, a flask is shown in a glass jar with the colors of the different divisions that make up the pantheon, and to the extreme left of the table, basil sprigs and other leaves to strip.

On the edge of the table, three Fulá or handkerchiefs hang up to the floor, whose colors also represent the divisions that make up the Dominican voodoo pantheon.

Below, on the ground, the other divisions (from left to right India, Petró and Guedé) are displayed, represented by packages and chromolithographs of the deities that integrate them, and in front of these, the offerings and services corresponding to each lu or deity.

This installation is part of the ethnography collection of Centro León.

Curious fact:
This altar shows the way in which Taino spirituality is present in today's Dominican: a division of Voodoo called the Indian or water, lightning stones or Taino pre-Columbian utensils and the magnet stone in a sacred function, as well as the use of images of Taíno caciques in the pantheon of Dominican voodoo, to which is added a traditional medicine loaded with Taino components in the management of plants and healing roots.

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