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: Apr 1, 2010

Posted by Irena Yancheva

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Yes. I carry and wear special objects for protection: three small orthodox icons, an amulet, and a cross.

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