The zemi was the living body of God, the mythical entity, the deified ancestor.
The emotional effect that would link to the faithful and proper performance of their spiritual powers depended on the expertise to craft it and the ability to be able to reflect the nature of it.
The Dominican Republic Tainos were the most peaceful of these indigenous groups.
The Taino developed a culture based primarily on agricultural production that allowed them to craft a significant increase of utilitarian objects such as vases and other containers made of clay and wood, well-polished stone axes, objects of basketry and woven plant fibers cotton which were decorated with dyes extracted from the Jagua (Genipa Americana) and annatto (Bixa orellana), with which they also painted their bodies on special occasions.
In the mounds or piles, consisting of circular mounds of loose soil, thrived tuberous roots such as cassava (Manihot esculenta) , yams and sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), while the slash was used primarily for planting of maize (corn), which was planted in full moon time believing that it ensures the growth of the plant.This cotton Cemí has a human skull in the head, quite rare.