Shaman's Aroma-therapy Mini Dream Pillow

Made:
1996 in Laguna Niguel
maker:
Matchless Gifts

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'Shaman's Aroma-therapy Mini Dream Pillow', woven cotton pillow containing herbs, paper label 'Scents of America', distributed by Matchless Gifts, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA, 1996.

A large number of unconventional ‘healing’ methods appeared in the 1990s. This woven cotton pillow, containing herbs called ‘the scents of the Americas’, is known as ‘Shaman’s Aromatherapy Mini Dream Pillow’. The pillow was probably sold to help people sleep. A shaman is a priest or healer who is said to interact with natural and supernatural forces. The pillow was sold by Matchless Gifts.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
1999-381
type:
pillow
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
credit:
Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine