New Orleans' first and best-known
African-American Carnival organization, formally known as the Zulu Social Aid
and Pleasure Club. The club was founded in 1909 by African-Americans excluded
from the city's mainline Carnival krewes, which were often lampooned in Zulu's
satirical antics. Zulu began to parade in 1916, featuring characters such as
King Zulu, Big Shot and the Witch Doctor who are city favorites to this day.
While Rex rules Carnival with a golden scepter and jeweled crown, King Zulu
carries a banana stalk and wears a lard can on his head. And all of the krewe's
maskers - now including men and women of all races - wear black face and Afro
wigs to turn the tables on racial stereotypes! The prize of the Zulu parade is a
painted coconut; they used to be thrown from the floats but are now handed out
because of high liability insurance costs due to the risk of injury to
spectators. When you purchase this Zulu Carnival Mystic Voodoo Doll from the Mystic Voodoo, he will come with his own little painted coconut to
pass on to you in the spirit of Mardi Gras.
Use: King Zulu
Voodoo dolls can be used as focusing tools for creating the
change you seek. He is particularly useful for improving luck, happiness,
financial situations, and sex. Concentrate on the outcome you wish to occur and
ask him for assistance in creating this change. As in any ritual where a favor
is asked of a spirit, you should make an offering for three days
following your request. King Zulu likes to be indulged, so make sure
you offer him candy, rum, or food of any kind.
This striking, one of
a kind (OOAK) Mystic Voodoo
handcrafted in the traditional New Orleans conjure art style out of Spanish moss and two
sticks. He is wrapped with fine, fancy yarn and golden glitter ribbon, and has a
purple leather cape. He wears an incredible multicolored feather headdress,
typical of those seen worn by the flamboyant during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
His afro is hand-beaded with pink seed beads and porcupine quills. He is wearing his own pearl
Mardi Gras bead necklace and and his face is hand-sculpted
out of polymer clay with painted details. This King Zulu Carnival Mystic Voodoo
Doll is self-standing and comes with a certificate of
Measures approximately 6 inches tall including
the feathers, and almost 8 inches wide from feather tip to feather tip.
King Zulu's Slide Show
King Zulu Carnival Mystic Voodoo Doll
King Zulu Carnival Mystic Voodoo Doll ©
2008, Denise Alvarado,
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