Click to enlargeMarie Laveau Ouanga Doll

These dolls stand about 15" tall including stand. Handmade by me, they act as a type of kitchen witch. Place her in your kitchen or in the busiest room of your home to protect against accidents, keep the home peaceful, keep away evil, and insure that relations between family members is loving and strong. You can choose any color of fabric you wish the doll to be dressed in (specify this in the comments area of the order form), or you can send a fabric of your choosing so that the doll will match any decor you may have ( I need about 2 square feet of fabric). If no choice is made I normally dress the doll in a red check or gingam fabric, although if the doll "tells me" it would prefer something else I listen. Please note that the dolls do not come with the apron shown on this doll and the eyes (cowrie shells) are normally turned around so that the opening shows (like the mouth on this doll). I make each doll as the orders come in so it may take up to a week and a half for shipping

The doll shown above is currently available. If you wish to have the doll above please specify that in the comments area of the order form. I will be adding more pictures of dolls as I create them for customers (my previous photos of dolls were lost and so I'm starting from scratch). I would like to state who the owner of each doll is, no last names will be mentioned without consent, or a personal statement from the owner as to what they think of their doll so please let me know how you like it.


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