Wrapped charm 2, 2014
Etching WP (unframed), 25cm x 10cm
Editions 4-10/10 available
Photo: Michael Marzik
Many of the objects made by Islander craftsmen and artists were important items used in religious and ritual ceremonies. Objects that were linked with such things as sorcery, rain-making and food-increase ceremonies were made from wood and stone and were often embellished with feathers, shells and leafy vine. These were often small objects with some considered sacred or zogo, but others were private charms made for individual purposes and usually associated with garden fertility.