Weird Homes Tour – New Orleans
In Bywater, there stands the house of Pres Kabacoff and his wife, Sallie Anne Glassman. Sallie is an artist and one of only a few authentic Haitian Vodou priestesses (yes, it’s spelled “Vodou”) in the United States. She also owns the Island of Salvation Botanica, a store and gallery specializing in Vodou supplies, medical herbs and art.
Their home reflects their interests in art, spirituality and travel. While the architecture of the home matches with the neighborhood, its bright and bold use of colors, purple, rasberry, and orange certainly makes it stand out. The main doorway features tarot designs by Glassman. As you enter, two alters flank the inside entrance, one white and one red. They signify the cooler and hotter sides of the spirit world and welcome the home’s spiritual visitors.
They have also FILL the home with art from both Sally and other artists. From mermaid shrines to giant geckos there to paintings everywhere there is plenty to see at the Home of the Vodou Priestess.