Cecile Fatiman ou la Pretresse du Bois Caiman – Blue

Cecile Fatiman (1771-1883), was a Haitian voodoo priestess, a mambo. She is famous for her participation in the voodou ceremony at Bois Caïman, which is considered to be one of the starting points of the Haitian Revolution. It is said that in August 1791, Cecile Fatiman presided over a ceremony at Bois Caiman in the role of mambo together with priest Boukman.

The cut iron on this piece represent the elements used in a voodoo ceremony.

See orange version of this painting.

Technical Details

54 x 54 x 4 in
Mixed media on wood in artist frame
Covered with resin