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Silva Joseph

Silva Joseph

Silva Joseph was born in Leogane, Haiti in 1930. He was initiated into vodou in 1955, and became a houngan in 1970. He created his first vodou flag in 1972. He operates a peristil or temple and studio in the BelAir neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He works in the tradition of BelAir's famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor.

Silva Joseph's work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994) and Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995).

(biographical info taken in part from Tina Girouard's Sequin Artists of Haiti )


Silva Joseph in his houmfor.
Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991
(photograph by Anthony Fisher).


Silva Joseph. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)


Agouet-A-Royo Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (30 3/4 x 30 3/4), c.1988

$650

SOLD 6/10



Bossu Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (21 1/2 x 21), c.2003

$195 SOLD



Dambala Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (31 x 30), c.1993

$650



Grand Bois Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (30 x 29), c.1993

$650



Grand Bois Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (30 x 30), 1990's

$450 SOLD 5/03



Zagozi Vodou Banner
Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (30 x 28), 1990's

$450 SOLD

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