The New Scientist is offering a pair of new dolls inspired by a voodoo doll called Voodoo Lab, to coincide with the UK’s Voodoo Dolls Day.
The dolls are being made by the Voodoo Workshop in Edinburgh and will be available for preorder starting today.
The idea for the voodoo dolls came from an old voodoo master, who said he wanted to create a doll with his voodoo practices that would evoke a vampiric sense of magic.
The voodoo masters who made the dolls were a group of young voodoo practitioners who also used to play the game of cat and mouse.
These two dolls are part of a larger collection of dolls made by voodoo artists, who also include a voracious appetite for cats.
Voodoo doll creator ‘I’ve been making voodoo all my life’ Voodoo dolls have long been an important part of voodoo traditions, and this collection includes a number of iconic voodoo figures such as the black cat, the white devil and the black snake.
But these voodoo idols have been quite different from the dolls that most people know and love today.
They were often shaped like snakes or other animals and often depicted as being haunted by demons.
So the vengeful spirit of the cat was probably what motivated this particular doll, said Voodoo Master Michael Hatton, who was the creator of the dolls.
But Hatton was not the only one who was inspired by the doll.
“I’ve always loved dolls, so I’m always looking for something that’s a bit more contemporary, and one that is very fun and exciting,” said Hatton.
He said that his inspiration for the dolls came when he realised that voodoo people in Scotland had been practising witchcraft for centuries and that their voodoo masks were very elaborate.
“They would wear their masks on their heads and put beads on them to ward off evil spirits, and they would wear this mask over their eyes to protect them from evil spirits,” Hatton said.
“And so the dolls I wanted to recreate that in some way.”
In order to create the vaunted voodoo priests’ masks, Hatton used an existing voodoo mask that was used by the vampirs.
“So the mask I came up with was a real snake with a bow on the end,” he said.
The masks were also shaped with the help of a local voodoo artist.
The doll was originally meant to be a young vampira, who is thought to be in her early teens.
Hatton says that he has been making the voodo dolls since the late 1980s.
“It’s been around for a long time,” he explained.
“My daughter was about six years old when I first made it, and my son, who’s around now, used to ask me if he could make dolls.
I said I couldn’t, but he said, ‘Oh, you can do it’.
So I did it.”
Hatton made the vodkas because he was interested in dolls that were also quite scary.
“The dolls were made with the idea that it would be a good idea for children to have something that was scary and scary to adults, but still playful,” he told New Scientist.
The fact that he wanted his dolls to have a vooda spirit behind them means that they also have a lot of imagination, Hatson said.
So they have the ability to do things that we usually don’t think of, he said