My pages are such a confusion of different kinds of items that I am going to try to organize better. please keep checking this page as I will be constantly adding new items, collected and treasured for years - the newest items have the largest numbers so are way down near the bottom of the page... This statue was originally brought from Brazil by a dealer/collector and I have had the statues for about 15 years. It is the protector and representative in the Brazilian religion of Candombl.
(for questions please email: [email protected]) COL08. This necklace is a bit of a mix between two areas in South America. The originating religion came from Africa and was brought by priests (arriving as slaves) from the Orishas of Yoruba, the Voduns of the Jeje nation and the Nkisis of the Bantu starting in the mid 1500s. orishas act as protectors of the people and all have specific powers and directions to their lives.
Whenever it was completed, it’s clearly visible on a video from March 1989 (Austin, Texas) The meaning of the asterisk is another one of RHCP’s legends!
It’s beautiful to watch the tattoos grow old and fade and become like worn-in jeans. Several of his tattoos were drawn by, Hanky Panky (real name Henk Schiffmacher), a tattooist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with Kiedis using touring as a chance to fit in visits when possible.
They’re all representative of times in my life, so I can’t imagine ever wanting to erase any time in my life. “On our visits to Amsterdam, I had befriended an amazing tattoo artist named Hank Schiffmacher.
The Tairona carnelian beads give great energy to the silver pieces from Peru - all pre Columbian/pre Hispanic. This is a very simple strand of African trade beads originating in Venice. This beautiful carved ivory piece is 6 3/4 inches from one end to the other. The container at the bottom is 1 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches tall. Many dances and celebrations are involved including the dances of the Baba Egum.
The hollow silver men are very delicate so if you would like to clean them you must be very gentle. There is a great collection of zoomorphic greenstone amulet beads from Mexico on this 16 inch necklace. The central bead is a 7-layer chevron, 3/4 inch long and 5/8 in diameter. This is an antique well over 100 years old, and I believe it came from Japan. In Candombl each person has their own individual spirit god or orisha.
The earliest clear evidence for Anthony’s asterisk tattoo is from 1989 so I’m assuming the back tattoo was the next one to be started although it took many sessions for it to be completed.