A paquet is in Vodoun, special types of Charm bags held to have great therapeutic powers. A paquet is a small flannel bag that contains mixtures of secret powdered ingredients, such as roots, herbs, spices, and flowers. The bags are made and consecrated in special Rituals. Red bags are made for men, and black bags are made for women.

A paquet congo is a variation in which the powdered fillings are stuffed into a Poppet instead of a bag. A female paquet congo is distinguished from a male poppet only by the addition of earrings. A paquet congo is the most powerful type of magical doll and is used both for protective purposes (see Amulet) or as a Wanga.


The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.