Hunter's coat

Claws, teeth and leather amulets cover this heavy coat, worn during a hunting ceremony. The amulets are believed to protect Mali hunters as they chase dangerous prey. Each leather packet holds folded paper said to contain verses from the Qur’an. The knotted strings were spit on, and as such, carry “words” as additional protection.


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Do you carry or wear special objects, and for what purpose?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by John Huculiak

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My ring and my pendant.

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