Region of origin: Indonesia
Appearing as small, about palm-sized, mummified figures, jenglot are doll-like creatures either drawn to or created by shamanic rituals. The jenglot’s keeper will feed it blood, although it is never observed directly consuming it (or moving at all); in return well-fed jenglot may provide its host fortune, power or long life. Among possible origins for the creatures are humans who, through extreme meditation, demonic interference or refusal into the afterlife, have become the diminutive figures over the years.
Originally posted on Tumblr on February 9, 2016