Marinette Bois Sèch (Haitian voodoo flag)


Material Information

Marinette Bois Sèch (Haitian voodoo flag)
Alternate Title:
Marinette Bois Sèch (ayisyen drapo vodou)
Marinette Bois sech (drapeau vaudou haïtien)
Marinette SECH Bois (bandera vudú haitiano)
Physical Description:
Voodoo flag (silk, beads)
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Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Voodoo flags   ( lcsh )
Loa (Spirits)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti


General Note:
Marinette Bois Sèch, a loas or god of Haitian voodoo, is dangerous, violent, and unpredictable. Her ceremonies, known as Bizango, take place are around a bonfire into which are thrown salt and gasoline. She has the authority over all werewolves. She is often depicted with her hands crooked. She has a scratchy voice. Offerings to her, a black hen or goat sacrificed alive and on fire, reflect her cruelty. During Bizango's late night ceremomy, Marinette Bois Sèch walks barefoot over fire. She is the wife of Ti Jean Dantor, cousin of Erzulie Dantor.
General Note:
Item in private collection (Cambridge, United Kingdom).

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Source Institution:
Private collection (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
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