The Rastafarian symbols are important tools to the Rasta’s and their religion and a massive amount of Rasta’s see it as a way of life rather than a religion as a result of this the researcher did a research in order to find out “The importance of the Rastafarian symbols to the Rasta’s and why does the Rasta’s of the community of Princess Field, St. Catherine.
Aims of Research: Symbols
Statement of Aims:
1. What are the different symbols in Rastafarian
2. The significance of the Rastafarian symbols.
3. The founder and foundation of the different Rastafarian symbols.
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Some Rastas do not use plates. Their food is eaten from coconut bowls using their figures or utensils shaped from coconut shells or wood. Rastas like to drink water from springs, or they would collect rain water in barrels, which is used for both drinking and cooking. Some Rastas used the streams or ponds for washing of garments and bathing.
The most important symbol of Rastafarians is the lion. It represents Haile Selassie- the conquering Lion of Judah. The lion’s picture is seen on the houses of brethren; on their flags; in their tabernacles; inside their homes and in other significant places. The lion also represents the “King of Kings” as it is known to be the King of all animals. The lion is a symbol of courage. It is seen as a guard to all Rastas. Haile Selassie wore a Lion of Judah ring that was given to Bob Marley at the time of Selassie’s death.
The Rastafarians colours are red, black, green and gold. These colours appear everywhere Rastas reside. They are even painted on the trunk of trees in their yards. These colours are visible on almost every Rastafarian symbol. The flag, which is one such symbol, was taken from Marcus Garvey’s movement.
Another important symbol is the drums. These are three main types of drums. The bass, fundeh and repeater.
The chalice otherwise known as the kuchie or chillum pipe, is a special pipe that Rastas smoke from. It is a symbol used for sacrificial smoking. During the worship, the smokers seem to go in a trance-...