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by Various Haitian Artists


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Vodou Flags from Haiti

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{AL-LD
{Fritzner Alphonse
{Alberoi Bazile
{Raymond Beauduy
{Gabriel Bien-Aimé
{André Blaise
{Henry Bottex
{Seymour Bottex
{"RC"
{François Cauvin
{Gustin Jn. Charles
{Leonel Charles
{Burton Chenet
{Fritzner Chery
{Bruno Chrysler
{Myrlande Constant
{Jacques Dorcé
{Edouard Duval-Carrié
{Levoy Exil
{Hervé Filsaimond
{Roger François
{François Fritz
{René Haspil
{Price Henry
{Saincilus Ismael
{Salomon Jacki
{Victor Jean-Claude
{Serge Jolimeau
{Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph
{C. Karenaght
{M.C.V. LaTortue
{Georges Liautaud
{Elie Lionel
{Arol Luberisse
{Mociris
{A. Mondely
{Pascale Monnin
{Pierre Petit
{Philémon
{Prospère Pierre-Louis
{Piracasso
{Luckner Pirador
{"MR"
{H.Y. Rouanez
{Audes Saül
{Charles Saül
{Galland Sémérand
{Gary Senatus
{Jean Sylvestre
{Georges Valris
{Gregory Vorbe
{Zaak
{"Unsigned"
 

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}Myrlande
Constant

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Myrlande Constant

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About Vodou Flags

Vodou flags (also called drapos or banners) are traditionally used to decorate the site where a ceremony is held. They are also draped across the backs of ceremony participants so that, as they dance, the shimmer produced by the glittering beads, sequins, and seed pearls will attract a particular lwa or spirit (also spelled loa).

Traditionally, the elaborate embroidery of Vodou flags is done by Vodou priests (ougans) or priestesses (mambos). However, as these dazzling wall-hangings made the transition from religious ritual works to a highly prized and collectible artform, many artists — both practicing and non-practicing — have come to create flags for the art market. Flags typically feature the physical representation or vévé (symbol) that represents an individual lwa.

Vévé of Papa Legba

Vévé of Papa Legba


}Jean-Baptiste
Jean Joseph

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph
Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph

}Georges Valris

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Georges Valris
Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Georges Valris Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Georges Valris
Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Georges Valris Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Georges Valris

}"MR"

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by 'MR'  

}Mociris

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by Mociris  

}"RC"

Thumbnail of Vodou flag by 'RC'  

}Unsigned

Thumbnail of unsigned Vodou flag by a Haitian artist Thumbnail of unsigned Vodou flag by a Haitian artist
  Thumbnail of unsigned Vodou flag by a Haitian artist Thumbnail of unsigned Vodou flag by a Haitian artist


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