Miss Ana Susana practices folk magic. She makes poultices, doles out charms and spells and stares into a bubbling pot while whispering incantations. Every now and then she can be seen beckoning a chicken or two out of its coop. But not to worry, the chicken is usually reserved for a midday roast and the little voodoo doll she carries? It’s really just a pincushion!

Miss Ana Susana’s altar for the saints.

The pincushion and the chook.

This single Babushka doll can be used to store a bottle of poultice of any kind!

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