Universes in Universe

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Ayida Wèdo

Ayida Wèdo (Danmbala’s wife) is shown here in a manner often used in West Africa for Mami Wata. There Mami Wata is also a water deity. This specific portrayal is based on the 19th-century depiction of an Indian snake charmer.
Textile, metal, glass beads and spangles

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Iwa (spirits)

Examples of the countless lwa, found in diverse regions and temples, as well as other worshipped beings.

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