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Healing Scroll | Tigrinya peoples | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Ethiopia customized protective scrolls that interweave sacred imagery with textual prayers have been prescribed by traditional healers for over two thousand years. These were carried on the person of the individual to whom they were specifically dedicated to shield them from harm.Often the customized content of a scroll is…

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How to Make Cone Bells for Jingle Dresses and Skirts Out of Tin Cans

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Back in the day, I’m told that one branch of my ancestors, the Iswa, also called the Catawba, used to wear anklets made from turtle shells, to rattle while we danced. These days, it might be difficult to find them in some places, and there also aren’t so many turtles…

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