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