cross (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings); figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Cross for voodoo shrine altar, for 'Baron Samedi'; consists of a cross modelled from cardboard tube, covered with silver material and braid with turquoise fringe across front, topped by a toy dinosaur (cartoon character) head, with animal horns as 'hands' covered with pieces of red material, like scarves tied to wrists, piece decorated with various plastic beads. Purchased from 'Perrot Barra Studio', in iron market.

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