1950 - Benin
|Specimen:||Replica Voodoo Relic|
|Object:||West Indies and Africa|
Replica of a human voodoo skull of bokonos. The used materials are as close as possible to the original skulls.
Relic skulls are found in many cultures, and also in Africa, mainly with the Fon and Adja with the Voodoo religion, but also with the Tiv, Kota, Kongo...
The descendants of the families use the skull of their ancestor to stay in touch...
The Fon, Adja call these "bokono" skulls
Guided by the divination of the Fa, The Vodou priests (Bokonos) often choose the remains of animals, but also of human beings: femurs, shins or jaws to adorn their altars.
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