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Sash

Woollen sash made on a backstrap loom. Pátzcuaro stands at a height of 7200m and therefore woollen garments help to counter the chilly winter evenings....

Huipil

This long traditional tunic consist of long lengths of decorated cotton cloth that have been sewn together. The vertical red banding and strips of indigo dyed material that cover the...

Ngolo

This elaborately forged knife, called an ngolo, was used exclusively on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of the legitimacy of the chief. This form has been linked in European reports...

Figure

Kneeling female figure with conical hair-style. She holds a smoking pipe in her left hand. Black resin lumps may contain medicines. Collected before 1889....

Figure

Dog figure with medicine box and carrying a cane in his mouth. Dogs, being both domesticated animals and hunters, mediate between the world of the living and the dead....

Carving

Dennett himself classed the nkisi into three categories. This one he referred to as a ‘gilly-gilly’, a small nkisi that was carried, either hung from the shoulder or in a...

Power bundle

A hand-written note by Dennett is tied into one of the cloth fronds of this nkisi. It informs the reader that this power figure was used for getting rich. Clasping...

Power bundle

One strip holds a rattle (a pod containing beans). This may be a protective charm to ensure safety in childbirth. Collected before 1889....

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