35” by 41”
Sequins and beads sewn on satin
Artist: Georges Valris
This outstanding flag is a piece of original Haitian folk art. Valris, who is a Catholic, portrays Erzulie Freda as the Virgin Mary, a common practice. She is surrounded by hearts, which are her symbol. Governing matters of the heart, she is a powerful and demanding female spirit who is wonderfully generous in return. The colors of sequins and beads, no less than the luscious turquoise satin fabric, underscore Valris' sense of aesthetics. His free-handed approach to this spirit is another advantage. You will never see another flag like it.