Recipes of the gods

Aesthetic of the fetish

Tangled ropes, the gathering of heterogeneous objects, small indescribable piles: such are the African divination objects presented in this book. These shapeless figures, often seen as repulsive and strange, are much more familiar than one might think at first glance, and speak of life and the innumerable threads of existence, which never cease to become knotted and undone. It is not a question of paying homage to a mysterious and fetishist Africa, but rather to honour human creativity and the variety of shapes and forms which it takes on.


64 pages in 19.6 x 25.5cm format

Public sale price €19.90

isbn 978-2-7427-8186-7

A Musée du quai Branly / Actes Sud co-publication

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