Approx 8" wide x 10" high Veve of Baron - master of the dead and giver of life. Designed by Satuit Trading and handmade by our artists in Haiti, based on traditional veves. Each is handmade and may vary slightly form the photo.
Baron is the the God of Death; the ultimate crossroad; that all living souls, must fording. As Master of Death, he is also a giver of life. No one can die if baron refuses to dig their grave. Baron is one the few spirits, where all his manifestations are as widely known as people seek service from them. He is the father of all Gede, and his wife is Grann Brijit. Some of is manifestations are known as Baron Lacroix (Baron the Cross); in connection to grave crosses. Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday), Baron Kriminèl (Baron the Criminal), and Baron Simityè. (Baron of the Cemetery.)
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.