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OOAK Dolls and the History of Voodoo

  This morning marks a significant day for me as a professional doll collector. I think I just acquired the most  unique doll in my collection. I noticed the dolls about a month ago while researching voodoo dolls on Ebay. Since learning I am a descendant from the Benin and Togo area of Africa I have  been researching about their religion and trying to understand it more. I have also learned that my line of work has exposed me to homes where families may openly practice Voodoo or Santeria..
 Much to my surprise, I came across this very creepy yet, familiar looking doll set. At first I could not put my finger on it but, after reading the caption .. I quickly remember  this 90s Horror flick that eventually became a  Urban Hit and today.. considered a horror classic.. produced by non other than Spike Lee the 90s horror flick TALES FROM THE HOOD... WAS A CREEPY RENDITION OF TALES FROM THE CREEP..
 And Me, Yes Me,  I  have just acquired this awesome doll set!  I was so luck to run across an OOAK set of slave Voodoo dolls from the popular film.
 I watched this listing for a month,  and thought about how I could integrate it into my collection of black dolls. I have so many plans to exhibit these dolls and revisit this horror classic with old friends and young people who may have never seen the film. Take a look at the clip from the classic scene and then a look at my expected dolls. Please let me know what you think about  the artists likeliness of the dolls.  As we quickly approach Halloween.. this is an excellent horror film that explores, politics, police brutality, domestic violence and history..  look for Tales from the Hood on Film at Amazon!
 If you have Amazon Prime You can watch free on Starz!

                                                          The Slave Voodoo Dolls


Tales From the Hood

Watch the Slave Dolls Visit the Racist Politician

My Dolls

                                                               The History of Voodoo


  1. Cathy,
    What an interesting find and story. Thank you sharing your story, dolls and the movie clip. I never saw the film Tales From the Hood.

    While attending Wayne State University one of the Department Directors/Professors traveled the world to study Voodun/Voodoo. He too have family ties to this rich culture. Robert Martin was his name. I too remember our student travels/exhange study abroad while attending Wayne State University where we visited Salvador Bahia Brazil and we briefly attended a Voodun ceremony. This was in was a great experience.

    Maybe you can display these dolls and others one year at Sandy's Land Detroit Doll Show. To give some history behind the dolls to the attendees would be wonderful.

    Thanks again for sharing. This brought back happy memories for me as well and I will definitely see the movie Tales From The Hood.

    1. Hey, Sandy thanks for posting!!! I'm actually going to do a Haunted/Horror doll show in October and display my horror dolls... I will def share photos. and would be happy to come out and share with you all!

  2. These are interesting dolls. What is the significance of the skill and other items that surround it?


    1. Debbie.. The maker of this set has added a skull.. mini voodoo dolls a crystal ball and even a mini carved African sculpture. Ill see if I can post the other photos . These are not my photos.. The are the maker... I should receive my dolls next week.. I was so excited I couldn't wait to post.

    2. They are items used to cast a voodoo spell. The dolls are suppose to be the slaves that worked the plantations during slavery. Many of them where from Benin and Togo and practiced voodoo


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