Bahia-Band

The white Bahia Band is known as the “Fita do Nosso Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia" in a slightly changed version. The Band connects African Magic, Indigenous Myths and Catholic Faith. This syncretism is a typical feature of faith transcending Shamanism.

The white band is usually worn in a double loop as a wrist- or ankle-band. It is closed with three knots. The wearer assigns a wish to every knot. Tradition sais, that the wishes come true once the band has loosened itself from the body without exterior force. The Bahia Band is a symbol of Happyness and Faith in higher powers.