Magical Art Monday: Beautiful Vodou


Today we bring you some handmade items from the Vodou tradition! Done by a quick-witted Houngan Asogwe, these pieces are functional as they are beautiful.  While there are plenty of images in his shop on Etsy, he can create custom Wanga Paket’s and other items to suit your specific needs.  How fantastic is that!

Vodou is a beautiful and empowering faith, one I am proud to be a part of as a Houngan Asogwe (our highest clergy rank) of a wonderful and vibrant House in Boston, Sosyete Nago. Our sacred art is often copied and mimicked, but there’s something truly special about objects made by initiate hands that just cant be duplicated.

My pieces are handsewn and blessed, ritually made to contain the required “heat” (that little burst of extra oomph) that can only be given by an initiate who has gone through Kanzo (our spectacular initiatory rites performed in Haiti). Each piece is made with love for the Spirits, and is made to be an empowering addition to your altar or devotional practice.

Check out more of his work on the following links:

Beautiful Vodou Etsy Shop

Houngan Matt’s Vodou Blog

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