Clotaire Bazile's background differs from many of the drapo Vodou artists. He grew up in the Catholic religion but became a houngan or Vodou priest at the age of 18. Soon after, in 1972, Bazile made his first Vodou flag. Dambala Wedo Tokan and Oiobolo Bossou demonstrate the artist's signature style. A traditionalist, Bazile's drapo Vodou feature a colorful geometric border with an image of a Lwa (deity) at the center of the flag.