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Haitian Winter, Part Seven: Arts and Artifacts of the Resurrected Iron Market

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More African influenced, Vodou ritual artifacts:

A Vodou Loa, looking a bit like a Buddha:

Madonna-type statuette:

Another Haitian ritual figurine, one of the Loa I presume.

Some colorful tapestries:

More paintings, more symbolism, more stylized renderings of Nature and village life:

Zooming in:

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Mortars and pestles for sale for mixes herbs and other folklore and ritual concoctions:

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Haitian masks harkening back to African ancestors and spirits:

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Carved artifacts, note the heads on top of each copy:

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I leave you with some wise Haitian elders:

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Heading toward the gate,

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and across the courtyard to the South Hall, which we will explore next time:

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About this series:

On February 4th independent journalist Georgianne Nienaber and I flew
into Haiti for a five day whirlwind investigative tour facilitated by
our driver and "fixer", Andre Paultre, a journalist's best friend in
Haiti. This is the sixth piece in my series, "Haitian Winter".

For Part One of this series, CLICK HERE
For Part Two of this series, CLICK HERE
For Part Three of this series, CLICK HERE
For Part Four of this series, CLICK HERE
For Part Five of this series, CLICK HERE
For Part Six of this series, CLICK HERE

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