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Sosyete du Marche, Inc. Ceremonies and Services

Kanzo: Preparations for Couche

You will need some things for Kanzo that will take time to gather. These are the items for Sosyete du Marche’s Kanzo. Other houses may differ in the items requested.

Special beads -- the Sacred Kolyes that all Vodou initiates wear require approximately 1500 to 1800 - 9mm glass crow beads. These can be a little daunting to shop for, so be sure to check with Mambo about where to find the best prices and selections. You may select a special bead or charm to have on your kolye as well.

Clothing:  Modesty is paramount. Underwear must be worn at all times. Long skirts with slips, legging or pantaloons for the women. (No pants on ladies in service.) Tops must have sleeves; shoulders must be covered. No camisoles, no cleavage, no bra-less tops, no sheer or see-through material. Men - pants at waist, can have a belt. Shirt must have sleeves.

Two sets of White clothing -- two white pants and two white shirt for the men. Two white skirts and two white blouses or two white dresses for the women.

Patchwork clothing -- broomstick skirt, patchwork dress (think peasant or bohemian style); patchwork shirts and blue jeans for the men only.

White sleep wear -- short sleeve nightgown for the women, pajamas or medical scrubs for the guys has worked. One set is fine.

Two new white twin flat sheets

One new white bath-size towel

One bottle Barbanncourt Rum

One bottle of champagne

All leather sandals for the Batem -- no artificial footwear

Paket materials: Asogwe - 9 yards of satin in colors tbd by your Kanzo reading; 9 spools of ribbon; 9 spools of embroidery thread; feathers, beads and charms for decoration.

Paket materials: SuPwen - 7 yards of satin in colors tbd by your Kanzo reading; 7 spools of ribbon; 7 spools of embroidery thread; feathers, beads and charms for decoration.

Paket Material: Hounsi - 5 yards of satin in colors tbd by your Kanzo reading; 5 spools of ribbon; 5 spools of embroidery thread; feathers, beads and charms for decoration.

Paket Material: Sevis - 3 yards of satin in colors tbd by your Kanzo reading; 3 spools of ribbon; 3 spools of embroidery thread; feathers, beads and charms for decoration.

 

 

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