Jiri Suruvka

Jiri Suruvka

visual artist,university art teacher, cabaret maker, performer, in middle age crisis (slowly near out of it),former movie star, from city where they hate art, .
Jiri Suruvka
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Dig the Mexican altar boxes. Dead kitsch cool - from Mexico Import Arts (Australia)

Dig the Mexican altar boxes. Dead kitsch cool - from Mexico Import Arts (Australia)

Fetish: (Common in West African derived Magic and Haitian Vodou) an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. Essentially, fetishism is the emic attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.

Fetish: (Common in West African derived Magic and Haitian Vodou) an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. Essentially, fetishism is the emic attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.

Bakongo Nail Fetishes 60, Congo

Bakongo Nail Fetishes 60, Congo

Masks : Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann, Estelle Hanania, Thomas Rousset Eskimo Medicine Man Yupik shaman Nushagak

Masks : Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann, Estelle Hanania, Thomas Rousset Eskimo Medicine Man Yupik shaman Nushagak

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charles_freger_wilder_mann_2010-2011_0073_certi

Capula is the Mexican village where the Catrinas are made by craftsmen.

Capula is the Mexican village where the Catrinas are made by craftsmen.

face mask

face mask

from the Kran people, Ivory Coast

from the Kran people, Ivory Coast

Yoruba, divination cup (23 cm) Such bowls were used in rituals in which destiny or prediction (ifa) was divined. Ifa divination was used to transcribe the wisdom of Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom and prophecy in Yoruba mythology. A priest taps rhythmically on a tray with a tapper to ask for the help of Orunmila. A divination bowl like this one is used to keep the sixteen sacred palm nuts.

Yoruba, divination cup (23 cm) Such bowls were used in rituals in which destiny or prediction (ifa) was divined. Ifa divination was used to transcribe the wisdom of Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom and prophecy in Yoruba mythology. A priest taps rhythmically on a tray with a tapper to ask for the help of Orunmila. A divination bowl like this one is used to keep the sixteen sacred palm nuts.

Ajere Ifá; a vessel made of carved wood used to store the ikin ifá (palm nuts for divination). Ifá is the primitive Yorùbá religion.

Ajere Ifá; a vessel made of carved wood used to store the ikin ifá (palm nuts for divination). Ifá is the primitive Yorùbá religion.