Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive represents the Marie Laveau vodou veve, completely hand carved then cast in a solid metal of your choice, oxidized to bring out the detail, and polished to a high shine. It is detailed on both sides, and will look great no matter which way it is worn. Durable and hefty, a little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick, this is an enduring piece of art that will stand the test of time and become a family heirloom for generations.
Comes with a sturdy jump ring bail to wear on a chain or add to a charm bracelet. This does not include a chain. Please check the accessories collection if you would like a chain to go with it.
Veve measures 3/4″ wide by 1-5/16″ long, or 1-1/2″ with bail.
Sterling Silver and Bronze charms are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please be aware that the 10K, 14K, and 18K Gold charms are made to order and will generally take 3 to 5 weeks production time before shipment.
Marie Laveau (1794-1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. She married Jacques Paris at St. Louis Cathedral when she was 25. He disappeared 6 months later. A year later she became the common-law wife of Christopher Glapion and had 15 children by him. The youngest of these, also Marie, followed in her mother’s footsteps and succeeded her. It is believed that you can come to Marie’s tomb and ask for something. She accepts money, cigars, white rum and candy as offerings. In voodoo it is believed that when a Voodoo Queen dies her spirit re-enters the river of life and moves to the next realm, adjacent to this one. Her spirit will always be here, close at hand, in New Orleans. To this day, people still visit her tomb with the hope that she will grant their wishes.
Marie Laveau became the most famous and powerful Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was respected and feared by all. Marie began as a hairdresser and later became a nurse during the Yellow Fever epidemics. She was skilled in the practice of medicine and knew the healing qualities of indigenous herbs. Concerned about the soul as well she would sit with the condemned in their last moments. She was the first commercial Voodoo Queen, specializing in romance and finance. She was an astute business woman. Marie was said to have had a snake named Zombi as a familiar. After her death her magical powers were said to be so great that she transcended and became a Loa. Her veve incorporates her initials, M and L, the L formed by her snake.
The Black Water Siren Studio rendering of this veve symbol is exclusively our own copyrighted design. Any imitation of our design shown here that is seen or sold elsewhere other than through Black Water Siren Studio is counterfeit, a violation of copyright law, and should be reported.
Gold price is based on $1835/oz (12-27-22) and is subject to change without notice based on daily market value.