The power of the keys, stones, tablets, and pendants featured in the list on the left lies in their ability to prevent or cure illness and disease. From quack devices to folk medicines and religious texts, each object was once believed to provide health and healing. Consumed, applied or worn in close contact with the body, they reveal an array of intriguing beliefs and superstitions.      

Artisans of Memory

Behind the scenes of an amulets project

This series of short films follows the progress and practices of those connected with the Small Blessings project as they unravel the stories surrounding these curious objects.

The full series of films may be viewed here.


Amulets Competition

The competition is now closed and a winner has been announced. Find out more here.

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