Terreiro Tour

I recently wrote about the structure of a terreiro. Here’s a short documentary that spends most of its time taking you on a tour of a terreiro. This particular ile is quite big; not all terreiro’s have this much space (inside or out). In addition to the essential spaces, this ile has rooms for each Orixa family, a separate room and barracao for spirits, an extra-large kitchen that’s split between Orixa cooking and human cooking, and even some forest space outside for herbs and trees.

Even though it’s all in Portuguese (without subtitles), the images are clear and recognizable.

 

 

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