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Ibejis

Ibejis

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ISBN: 9786586539493
Portuguese language
Format: 23 x 28 cm
Number of pages: 32
Binding: Paperback/board cover
2nd edition
Year of publication: 2021
Year of 1st edition: 2011

A long time has passed since the cult of the Ibejis (twin divinities and protectors of children) left the sacred space of Candomblé temples, took to the city streets, and entered the homes of the rich and poor, believers and non-believers alike. The “Caruru of Saints Cosmas and Damian” has become a sacred institution celebrated by all Brazilians. Feasts for the “child saints” in Bahia, especially in the Recôncavo region, have taken on unique proportions and characteristics, which are often incomprehensible to outsiders. Combined with folk traditions, the cults of the Ibejis and Saints Cosmas and Damian are becoming one of the most spectacular examples of the African-Brazilian symbiosis.

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Edsoleda Santos

Edsoleda Santos

Born in the city of Salvador, Bahia, she began her career as a visual artist in 1965. From that time on, she developed pen and ink and watercolor techniques, emphasizing drawing, using Salvador's colonial architecture and comic books as themes. . Master in Arts from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), he researched various techniques, such as acrylic painting, object and installation; studied themes of Afro-Bahian religion, always trying to show the interrelatio...
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