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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....

Knife

This knife (musele) is not a weapon. It is a mark of authority and status. Chiefs and ritual specialists of the Mungala secret society would own such knives. They were...

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...

Clay stamp

Clay stamp which is dipped into paint dye for decorating cloth and the body. Dyes were made from charcoal, cinnabar and other substances. This item was one of the many...

Pubic apron

The public apron (nzenze) is worn by young girls and unmarried women during competition dances between rival villages. The apron not only enhances the wearer’s appearance but it denotes a...

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