Roudy Azor

About the Artist

Roudy Azor was born on October 15, 1980, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

Roudy is a master of the densely beaded style of drapo Vodou, or Vodou flag, pioneered by Myrlande Constant (b. 1968).  Constant had worked at a factory in Port-au-Prince which employed the fine skills (and low wages) of Haitian workers to make ornate beaded wedding dresses for the French market.  They used an ornate French beading technique known as tambour to create dazzling surfaces of beads and sequins.  Myrlande was fired from the factory in about 1990, not long before the plants themselves closed due to the harsh economic and political conditions of embargo-era Haiti.  But Constant soon realized that she could put the skills she had learned to good work in the creation of a new kind of drapo Vodou or Vodou flag.  She began to produce ornate, densely beaded and sequined flags for the Vodou temples and predominately for the growing market for flags as artworks.  She transformed not only the technique but the form of the drapo, with asymmetrical compositions, multiple characters, and complex narratives.  What had traditionally been sacred vévé diagrams and symmetrical religious icons on fabric become, in her hands, paintings rendered in beads and sequins.  Several other artists, primarily women who had worked at one of the wedding dress factories, joined her at her studio or formed their own studios. 

One of the first men to work in this technique was a young Roudy Azor.  Roudy worked in Myrlande’s studio for a time before forming his own studio at the age of eighteen, in 1998.   Like Myrlande, Roudy works primarily with the symbolism and pantheon of Vodou. But Roudy has shown a talent for taking the Vodou canon in new directions, with a vivid imagination and a free interpretation of relatively obscure Vodou lwas or deities.

Region:
"Agoueh et La Sirene" Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2001

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (32 1/2” x 42”),
c. 2010
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$2500

La Sirene - Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2002

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (34 1/2” x 37”),
c.2008.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$2500

Freda - Vodou Flag (Drapo Vodou)
SKU: RA-2003

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (38” x 37 1/4”),
c.2008.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.  
The flag is published in the book Spirits in Sequins:  Vodou Flags of Haiti by Nancy Josephson (p. 168).

$2500

Jan Zombi Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1601

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (27" x 37 3/4"),
c. 2010
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$1800

"Haida Wedo" (Mamy Wata) Vodou Banner
SKU: RA-1405

Haida Wedo (Mamy Wata) Vodou Banner
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (33" x 23 1/2"),
c.2013
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

 

$1600

"Dambalah Haida Wedo" Beaded Drapo
SKU: RA-1407

Dambalah Haida Wedo Beaded Drapo 
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (25" x 20"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$1200

Erzulie Dantor - Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2101

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (20" x 24"),
2020
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$775

Erzulie Dantor Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1801

Erzulie Dantor Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (16 1/2" x 20 1/2"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$475

Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1803

Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (13 1/2" x 18"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1804

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (14" x 18"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Gran Naloumba Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1806

Gran Naloumba Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/2" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Loco Atissou Beaded Vodou flag
SKU: RA-2103

Loco Atissou Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/4" x 13 1/4”),
c.2020
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

375

Aizan Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2103

Aizan Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (16 3/4” x 12 3/4”),
c.2020
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Mambo La Sirene Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2104

Mambo La Sirene Beaded Drapo Vodou 
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (43” x 23”),
c. 2020
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Price on Request

La Sirene - Marassas - Trois Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-2105

La Sirene - Marassas - Trois Beaded Vodou Flag
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (34 1/2” x 28”),
c. 2020
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Price on Request

Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1802

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/2" x 13 1/2"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
ON HOLD
SKU: RA-0801

Sequins and beads on fabric
(34" x 45 1/2"), c.2006

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

$ 2,200

Product Status: 
Sold
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
SKU: RA-0701

Sequins and beads on fabric (48" x 40"), c.2006

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

$ 2,200

Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: AZ0906

Sequins and beads on fabric (44" x 30"), 2009

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

$ 2,200

Product Status: 
Sold
M. La Sirene - Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1602

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads and sequins on fabric (42" x 24 1/2"),
c. 2010
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant, Simeon and others.
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$1800

Product Status: 
Sold
"Seisme 12 Janvier 2010" Beaded Drapo
SKU: AZ-1406

"Seisme 12 Janvier 2010" Beaded Drapo
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (22" x 24 1/2"),
c. 2014
This stunning secular flag was created as a memorial to the 2010 earthquake, on the occasion of it's fourth anniversary. The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Price on Request

Product Status: 
Sold
"La Sirene" Beaded Drapo Vodou (vodou flag)
SKU: AZ-1408

La Sirene Beaded Drapo Vodou (vodou flag) 
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (19 1/2" x 23 1/2"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$950

Product Status: 
Sold
"Erzulie Dantor" Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1810

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (21" x 25"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$750

Product Status: 
Sold
"Dambalah" Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AZ-1809

Dambalah  Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (29" x 19"),
2018
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Price on Request

Product Status: 
Sold
"Dambalah - Haida" Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AZ-1404

Dambalah - Haida Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (25" x 15"),
c.2013
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

Price on request

Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1403

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (21 1/2" x 21 1/2"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$500

Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1402

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (15" x 20"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Donated to permanent collection of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

 

$425

Product Status: 
Sold
"Marassas" Vodou Banner
SKU: AZ-1401

Marassas Vodou Banner
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (19 1/2" x 15 1/2"),
c.2013
A rare three-headed, four-breasted interpretation of "Marassa Trois" the loa of twins and triplets. This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Shades of Past, Colors of Present:  Preserving Caribbean Cultural Heritage in New Jersey.

 

$425

Product Status: 
Sold
Gran Bois Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1808

Gran Bois Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (20 1/2" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$425

Product Status: 
Sold
"La Sirene" Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1811

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
Cousin Zaca - Vodou Flag
SKU: RA-1501

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (17" x 13"),
c. 2008
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Shades of Past, Colors of Present:  Preserving Caribbean Cultural Heritage in New Jersey.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
"La Sirene" Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1812

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/2" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
Dambalah Wedo - Vodou Flag
SKU: RA1502

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (16 1/2" x 13"),
c. 2008
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
"Couzen Zaka" Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1813

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
"Trois Esprits" Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1814

Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/2" x 13"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1805

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (17 1/2" x 13 1/2"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
St. Soleil Beaded Flag
SKU: AZ-1807

St. Soleil Beaded Flag
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (18 1/4" x 14"),
2018
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$375

Product Status: 
Sold