Fashion and History
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In this book, the Afro-Brazilian priestesses, striking examples of the relationship between the individual, the sacred, and their culture, are captured performing their religious functions using all their beautiful religious clothing. As this book’s author and researcher Raul Lody states, "the concepts of beauty and aesthetics are deeply related to the concepts of belonging". The photos of this book were taken by Pierre Verger, a French photographer, anthropologist, and researcher who lived in Bahia. In this book, the author establishes a rich dialogue between West Africa, the Gulf of Benin, and the Recôncavo of Bahia, particularly with the city of San Salvador.