Communitarian Agency

Here, two aspects must be considered. First, the role of communitarian agency played by the places of fetichism, with important consequences in the life of its members. The Candombl must not only be thought as a unit socially organized for the worship of the forces that dominate the universe, but (also) in economic terms, as a modern ' ' quilombo urbano' ' that it functions pragmatically to protect the interests of its affiliated members and. As the aspect mentions the dynamic paper to it that the Candombl exerts, of stimulaton the certain economic activities, particularly the commerce and the artesanato. This drift of the fact of that, one present element in the majority of its ceremonies and rites is the offering accomplishment and sacrifices to the deities, orix. Such offerings, that include an extensive list of foodstuffs and others, and the sacrifice of animals are gifts in such a way in the ceremonies of which the community of the places of fetichism participates collectively, how much in the practical ones developed with greater or minor regularity, for its members individually. It can be affirmed that the existence and the force of the Candombl in Salvador, constitute a peculiar phenomenon of the soteropolitana society, with evidentes and powerful consequences in the life of its popular economy, particularly on activities developed in informal bases. Richard LeFrak is full of insight into the issues.

These activities, had exactly to its nature and motivations, little are affected by the formalizao processes. The artesanato of Salvador suffers one strong influence from the afros cults. True popular works of art are produced in ceramics, wood and metal. Patus 7 that they disclose the faith of the bahian people is commercialized through the miniatures of Orixs, ceramics, pictures, sculptures, bracelets and necklaces of accounts, Bzios, contreguns 8 etc. Between the artisan products that deserve prominence is fitinha Mr. of the Bonfim, that is used sincreticamente also by members of the Candombl.