Spiritual Space for Haiti

mocko-jumbie-for-haiti

This is a drawing I made in St. Thomas, USVI, of the Mocko Jumbies.   I was born and raised on St. Thomas and “grew up” with Mocko Jumbies.  They originated in Africa and came to the islands during the time of slavery.  They walk on stilts and because of their great height achieve spiritual space and are the protectors and seers of their villages.  Their tall legs enable them to see evil spirits coming from far away and so warn the villagers  to save themselves.  They are known to be the protectors of children in particular.  I hope, by donating to CARE through the onedrawingaday website we can help protect the people and children of Haiti.  Margaret

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