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Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel

Port-au-Prince, 147 Ave Jean-Paul II, Turgeau 6113, Haiti
| +509 28 14 2800
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The Very Soul of Haiti in These Veve Flags Turgeau  Haiti

The Very Soul of Haiti in These Veve Flags

They're easily my favorite items in the extensive local art collection on display throughout the Marriott Port-au-Prince –– brightly-colored, hand-sewn Veve Flags, also known as Vodou Flags.

The first time I saw them hanging prominently in the Great Room just off the hotel lobby, I literally lost track of a conversation I was having on the phone, stopped dead in my tracks and stared.

The pieces tower over the comfy seating area, espousing a distinct sense of Haitian pride and cultural heritage.

Each flag represents a different loa, or spirit well-known in Vodou tradition, though you don't need to know their individual back stories to appreciate the beauty of these flags, and Haiti's homegrown religion.