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Let's Make a Deal: Using Alasitas to Bargain with the Pachamama
Alasitas, miniature physical representations of material desires, embody reciprocity, a fundamental principle of Andean society and cosmology. While the appearance of alasitas suggests pure materialism, their ritual ...
"This Memento Strangely Fair": Hairwork Jewelry in America
This thesis explores the emotional and cultural dimensions of hairwork jewelry in nineteenth-century America, investigates the connections shared between hairwork jewelry and wearer, and analyzes how hair acquired its ...