August 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Houngan Silva Joseph passed away last Wednesday in Bel Air, Haiti. He will be much missed both by the members of his peristyle and all of those familiar with his famous Vodou flags. Born in Leogane, Haiti in 1930, he became initiated in 1955. His Vodou flag making began in 1972, two years after he became a Houngan. Houngan Joseph was famous both for his work in the community as well as his flags, continuing a long tradition of flag making in the Bel Air community. His son Jean Wisler will carry the flag making tradition forward. Houngan Silva Joseph was 81.

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