• Size: Approx 8" wide x 10" high
• Veve: Gede Lantor - powers of life and death and ancestral spirits.
• Material: Recycled Steel Metal Drum
• Origin: Haiti
• Packaging: Story Card, Not Gift Boxed Due to Size
Gede (Guédé) is closely associated with the loa Baron. Gede family of spirits are the guardians of the dead and masters of libido. They embrace the dual domains of human frailty and mortality, the creation and the conclusion of life. celebration of the ancestral spirits and the continuation of tradition. Gede has strong powers of healing that are especially potent for children.
Veves of Loa (Symbol of the Spirit).
In Vodoun (Voodoo) practice, Veves are intricate symbols of the Loas (gods/spirits), and are used in rituals. They are similar to the sigils used in ritual magic. Each Loa has his or her own complex veve, which is traced on the ground with powdered eggshell or a similar substance prior to a ritual. The ability to draw a Veve correctly is considered to be a particular skill of the initiate.
Haitian Oil Drum Art
Steel oil drum art from Haiti can be beautiful, whimsical, religious and highly decorative. It's made of recycled material. The Haitian artist begins with a 55 gallon steel oil barrel which they split open and flatten out as a large a sheet of canvas. The artist first sketches out the design with chalk then cuts the steel using only a hammer and a nail. The round sculptures are made from the lid or bottom of a 55 gallon barrel. Each sculpture is signed by the artist. These sculptures are great indoor or out. When used outdoors the finish will begin to rust slowly and naturally. If you want to maintain the original look spray the piece with clear varnish.