17” by 16 ¾”
Sequins and beads sewn on velvet
Artist: Jean Baptiste Jean Joseph
The letter M atop the heart stands for maitresse or mistress, a sign of respect. Erzulie Freda is the pale skinned loa in charge of matters of the heart. The artist signs the piece with his initials in pale blue beads in the lower left corner. He uses luxurious materials in his finely crafted flags.