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Chinese Spirit Money

Spirit money, also known as ghost money, is a form of joss paper, an offering used in traditional Chinese ancestor worship.  The burning of spirit money is the last ritual performed by a family ...

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Ethiopian Coptic Icon


This rare Ethiopian Coptic icon features images of important saints carved into stone.  Icons like this one, also known as prayer boxes, are used for devotional purposes, often as offerings on ...

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Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator Joins MOA

Nana Watanobe (right) participated in WFU’s World Cultural Festival with the MOA.

This summer, MOA welcomed Nana Watanobe to the Museum.  Nana will spend the next two years with MOA as a ...

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MOA Completes Renovations

The Museum of Anthropology completed two renovation projects this summer.  The first project included the demolition of all the built-in furniture in the front desk area, the installation of a ...

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Mexican Papel Picado

Mexican Papel PicadoPapel picado is a traditional Mexican folk art of colorful tissue paper cut with intricate designs.  Artists string the individual papers to form banners that are used for a number of holidays ...

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