Monthly Archives: October 2013

Violence and ritual

This Kaxinawa (formerly Cashinahua) dagger or kapa nupa, literally “squirrel knife”, was collected in 1966 by Kenneth Kensinger. The following is an excerpt from a book co-authored by Kensinger entitled The Cashinahua of Eastern Peru. When attending fertility rituals in … Continue reading

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Vermifuge

The glass bottle above, although difficult to read in the photo, is stamped “Dr. D. Jayne’s Tonic Vermifuge 242 Chest. St. Phila”.  Vermifuge, a tonic for “worms, dyspepsia, piles and general debility” was a popular remedy of the very successful … Continue reading

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