French Quarter Music Festival 2011
(more photos to follow)
This is on the corner of Rue Bourbon and Rue St. Ann.
Marie LaVeau - High Priestess
September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881
Was the famous voodoo priestess from
, who lived near what’s now, called the French Quarter. New Orleans
Marie LaVeau was a hairdresser, which in those days’ hair dressers and barbers did more than just cut hair. Hell, they stitched wounds, lanced boils, delivered babies, pulled teeth and most anything thing that a doctor would do today. But the Biggest thing was preparing potions. To cure or aid certain body functions such as willow bark for headaches. Or the aid in love, the venerable Love Potion #9.
One of her biggest mojos was she had so many kids, fertility was important as that made for more kids to share the work. She had 2 sets of 4 girls, 2 sets of 3 girls, 3 sets of twin girls for a total of 22 daughters.
The Hair Piece on a Marie LaVeau doll is very important.
This is for the inquiring mind of jadedj.