Artist and Vodou priest Sauveur St. Cyr created this “paket kongo,” or curative bundle, transforming manufactured dolls into a mermaid holding mertwins. Dried medicinal leaves are inserted within the base.
Source: Drewal, Henry John. (2008) “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas“, Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 157