Media/Materials:Feather/feathers, human hair, wood, cordage Techniques:Cut, wrapped Collection History/Provenance:Collected between 1932 and 1936 by explorer and field collector Eric Erskine Loch (1881-1944); donated to MAI in 1937.
French photographer Thomas Rousset and graphic designer Raphaël Verona took a trip to Bolivia to encounter a magical world of doctors, spiritual healers and medicine men. They got to know strange rites and rituals, facing some some ancient mythologies.
Rousset and Verona created a book out of the material they’ve collected, emphasizing the tension between old and new, good and evil, spiritual and physical that appears very fascinating. The book ‘Waska Tatay’ is available now from IDPURE.