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Ayrson Heráclito - Bori, offering to the head

In the Iorubá African dialect Bori is a fusion of the words bó : offer, and ori : head. Offering food to the Orixás nurtures the head and soul and evokes the protection of the gods. The elements of the offering express wishes common to all people: peace, health, prosperity, love, longevity, etc. Ayrson is a visual artist from Bahia, the area of Brazil most culturally influenced by the African immigration.