Goya Lopes’ screen-printed cotton fabric is adorned with themes related to Afro-Brazilian cosmologies, in particular the African deity, Iemanjá, and the connections between the African religious universe and Brazil and its waters. Iemanjá, known to Brazilians as ‘the queen of the sea’, is considered the mother of the orixás, deities of Afro-Brazilian religions Candomblé and Umbanda, and protector of her devotees.