Voodoo dolls were passed by heritage and became family heirlooms. Naturally, these dolls kept all the energy of past generations inside of them. A lot of modern families keep voodoo dolls in their houses, Fertility dolls were especially often passed by heritage, as they contribute to the continuation of the family. Dolls were used for protection against enemies and rivals.
It is accustomed to gift two voodoo dolls with needles inside of them in weddings in Louisiana. Before the dolls go to their newly wed owners, they go through the hands of all guests present at the wedding. Each guest sticks a specifically colored needle inside the doll. If the guest wishes long and strong love between the couple, a red needle in the heart area of the doll. Should a guest wish for many children, a needle stuck in the groin area. A needle in the bride’s heel symbolizes the unbreakable marriage. The dolls then go to the possession of the couple. When coming home, the couple must place the dolls in the most visible location. Different colored needles, each with its own symbolic meanings, are used in rituals with voodoo dolls. As opposed to the doll’s clothes, the needles come in only seven main colors. Yellow symbolizes success, red is power, purple is spirituality, blue is love, green is wellbeing. White color brings positive energy, & while black color gets rid of negative energy.
♦ Yellow: success, understanding, attractiveness, confidence.
♦ White: peace, security, cleanliness, health, honesty, sincerity, protection from rumors.
♦ Red: power, energy, love, health, passion.
♦ Purple: spirituality, physical and spiritual healing, strength, wisdom, contact with spirits, psychic sense, resistance to black magic.
♦ Green: money, wealth, abundance, prosperity, fertility, luck, health, generosity, rebirth.
♦ Blue: love, the color of Marie Laveau,to put to rest an aborted baby boy.
♦ Indigo: sacred color, removing evil.
♦ Pink: love, affection, honor, dedication, unity, kindness, happiness, luck, friendship, morality to put to rest an aborted baby girl.
♦ Black: transfiguration, removal of bad habits, grief, strife, poverty, confusion, bad luck. Fully black colored dolls are used in black magic.
♦ Brown: doubt, indecision, uncertainty.
♦ Gray: termination, a stalemate situation.
♦ Orange: success, support, rapid adaptation.
Each doll is approximately 5 inches tall, all items are hand made, therefore a slight variation may be present in each doll.