Handcarved and etched stone heart created by Haitian artists. White ivory with charcoal “Erzulie “ etched on back of heart. Flat back. Can be used as a paperweight in home or office.
Erzulie, the Haitian goddess of love and protector of women and children is the symbol embodied in this heart.
She has many different forms, aspects (depending on the region), and can be counted among either the Rada or Petwo Lwa (spirits or Gods). The Petwo rites arose in the New World during slavery, and Petwo Lwa are characteristically dark and powerful, and called bitter (anme). Erzulie is a love Goddess who developed during a time when slave owners broke up families and separated husbands and wives at will.
Myths of her can be traced all the way back to West Africa. The arts, especially dance, are her domain. Rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls are hers and she can cure womb-related problems with her cool waters.
A portion of this sale of these hearts is made to Haiti Hearts, an organization helping empower women and children in rural Haiti.
You will receive one heart Approx 4” x 3.5” x 1.25” Carefully packaged with information card on history + details.