Silva Joseph remains one of the most respected flag makers trained in the Bel-Air tradition. The quality of his work brought attention to the genre within Haiti and abroad. Born in 1930 in Leogane, Joseph was both a houngan (priest) and maker of drapo Vodou. He shared his temple and atelier with Edgar Jean-Louis. Joseph's work represents the standard of drapo Vodou. As seen in the flags Grand Bois and Erzulie Danthor, a decorative sequined border frames the central image of a Vodou Lwa, or deity. Joseph died at the age of 81 in Port-au-Prince.