These beautiful Haitian voodoo flags (drapo, in Creole) can be used for voodoo rituals or for decor. Traditionally worked by voodoo priests, they are handmade by Haitian artisans using fine beads and/or sequins on blue or black silk fabric. Each depict either the symbol or the image of the spirit or loa it is devoted to.
This flag shows La Sirene, the female deity of the sea.
Length: 21.5" Width: 16.25"
Weight: 0.48 lbs
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Made in Haiti.
Product Code: NEC-1270-FL-G05
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There are two excellent books on Haitian voodoothat I can recommend. One is by Wade Davis entitledThe Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombies, and Magic. This book was published in 1985. Another good sourceis The Traveller’s Treeby Patrick Leigh Fermor. See chapter 11 in particular. The original was published in 1950 in England. The version I have is a reprint from 1986 that was published by Penguin Travel Library. You can most likely find copies of these books on ABEbooks.com or Amazon.com. My copies are not for sale.
The most common spelling for this religion is voodoo. Other spellings include Vodun, Vodou, Vodoun, Vaudou, Vaudoux.
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