& after the Obrigação has been made…

Brazil - Barton - Work

a day or two after the 'work' had been done

It appears that someone had to make an obrigação to Exú either the night before I first saw this detritus, Saturday or on Friday. The alcohol, the adiga formerly filled with farofa de dendê and the fact that it has been placed at a crossroads are the overt clues. Obviously, this particular ‘work’ that had been done didn’t come at great cost. Hopefully, it did it what is was supposed to have done…

Posted by Scott Alves Barton — PhD Candidate in Food Studies at NYU

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