In the Spirit of Things

In the Spirit of Things

“Lets all wear our whites and wear it well. We will feel at peace with ourselves and victorious over our enemies near and far. Be healed, Be at One.” -Ire, Ase. According to Akan tradition, white is never worn at a funeral because it is a color that symbolizes joy, purity, cleansing and victory. While paying homage to Ancestors, they wrap a special Ancestral stool in white cloth to protect it from negativity. In Voodoo tradition of the Fon kingdom in Benin, white is worn during rituals of healing and cleansing.

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