“Big Mama” doll is a term used to describe a specific type of hoodoo doll in African-American folk magic, particularly popular in the Southern United States. It can be either a large-sized or small female doll, typically adorned with colorful fabrics, beads, flowers, and other decorative objects.
In hoodoo, the Big Mama doll is often used to represent the wise elder women of the community or as a powerful protective force. Big Mama dolls are believed to be used for both good and bad purposes, such as healing or cursing spells. They are particularly useful in spells related to love, fertility, abundance, and protection.
Dolls are often associated with the use of sympathetic magic, where the doll represents a person, and any actions taken on the doll are believed to affect that person in real life.
It’s important to note that the use of hoodoo dolls may vary based on cultural and spiritual beliefs and should be approached with respect and sensitivity. The creation and use of Big Mama dolls are deeply rooted in African American culture and history and are believed to have spiritual significance.