Showcasing the art and ritual of the African and African-diaspora religions

Necklace and Pendant for the Chief of the Indji Spirits of Winti.

Catalog Number: P021


Lenght: 7.5cm / 2.9 inches
Width: 7.4cm / 2.9 inches

Lenght: 63.5cm / 25 inches   

Religion and Denomination: Winti
Ethnographic Origin: Caribbean
Materials: Beads
Usage: Ritual (non-yet-used)
Detailed Description of Significance:

This style of necklace invokes the Indji, or “Red Indian,” spirits of the Winti religion.  The”white-heart” beads evoke the “redness” of the Indian spirits and the purity of their hearts.  The silver pendant, like much Afro-Caribbean religious imagery of Native Americans, employs the Anglo-North American movie imagery of the North American Plains Indian, with emphasis on the feather bonnet.  This head invokes the Kapitein, or Chief, of the Indji spirits of Winti