The Poppet patch
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The use of poppets in working magic dates back to European Pagan cultures where they were used for healing and protection. Although these talisman were called “corn dollies,” they were actually made from native European grains such as wheat and palms. The true corn husk doll is specific to North American magical practices, starting with early Native American cultures and eventually finding its way into American folk magic and Rootwork. A poppet is most commonly used to represent a person on which magical spells are to be cast. For example, if one was sick or plagued by bad dreams, a doll would be made in their likeness and imbued with their energy by incorporating their own hair into it. Once the doll was spiritually “tied” to the sufferer, it was believed to absorb the sickness or bad energy, leaving the patient cured. The poppet was then discarded in a natural way such as burning or burying; it was believed that the bad energy dissipated with the doll’s destruction. Although dolls can be used for healing and protection, they have also been incorporated into black magic, bringing harm and ill fortune to enemies. Because of this dark and light duality, poppets have become a versatile tool in many forms of folk magic.
The Poppet is original artwork drawn and screen printed by Adrienne Rozzi. Printed with black ink on "sand" colored fabric. Measures 5" x 5.5"
Measures 12" x 13"