The Secret Life of Bees

What is the origin of the black Madonna see on her honey from?

Chapter 8

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Lily admires the labels, and she tells August that she had never considered a black Mary before. August explains that there are black Mary paintings all over Europe. The one on their jar is a picture of Modonna of Breznichar in Bohemia. August wanted to show the Daughters of Mary that the divine could be seen in dark skin.