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Akodessewa Fetish Market

Listed under Markets in Lomé, Togo.

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Black magic and voodoo still wield power over people in this region and certainly have some pull to visitors as well… This is voodoo Tescos, anything magical or associated to the ingredients you would need for a spell can be purchased: this includes the skulls (and heads with the skin still on) of lizards, snakes, owls, monkeys and cats which are ground up and rubbed on you, and larger bones carved into protective statuettes. Lots of this stuff is herbal or medicinal, its not all bones and pelts, but be prepared to leave with some random ritual craft items to bring you luck gris gris or heal your pains or what have you - the sales pitch can be hard to refuse…

Written by  LK Barromet.

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