The sprit of rivers and lakes, Mama Glo or “Maman de l’Eau”, has the body of an anaconda and the face of an African woman. The exhibit showed and old tale that is associated with her, where the young girl finds an enchanted comb in a clear mountain pool and hears a song every time she combs her hair with it. The avatar of Mama Glo is the Mort Bleu butterfly. Woodcarvings by Shango. Drawing by Alfred Codallo.
Tobagonian folklore characters that live in the sea and in secret mountain pools were represented by a montage of seashells and by a pice of a local boat, a Pirogue, as well as by a pair of burnt ladies’ shoes which break the spell of a mermaid.