In olden days, people tied pieces of cloth around any painful part of their body to hold the “spirit of life” in that area. They believed this would cure it and keep the pain from spreading to other parts of the body. The tradition of tying a string on the finger was similarly designed to “keep” the thought there, to be remembered later when it was needed.
Function: Give this handmade sculpted finger as a gift to help preserve a memory or to create a new one. (*…could theoretically be used for blackmail, but if it is, we accept no responsibility for that…or for laughing.)
TAG READS: “I will always remember …”
These are part of the pop-up “shop”, Into the forest, included in the Oracles & Evacuations exhibit.