Museum of New Mexico Press


Faith and Transformation

Votive Offerings and Amulets from the Alexander Girard Collection

Doris Francis, Author
Paul Smutko, Photographer

Amulets are objects of supernormal potency that safeguard the wearer during critical periods of life passage and transformation. Ex-votos, small metal objects often in the shapes of human figures or specific parts of the body, are presented as gifts to supernatural beings in gratitude for favors received.

Trim: 10.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 160

Illustrations: 86 color and 11 black-and-white photographs

Folklore/Folk Arts



Paperback $29.95