Artist Pegeen Shean
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Good Luck, Bad Karma House © 2005 Pegeen Shean
The Kangaroo is subject to Australian Government protection, yet needs to be constantly harvested to control its numbers owing to its prolific breeding habits. Through this harvesting program we are able to make available to you the famous kangaroo lucky pouches”
Ever since then, male kangaroo scrotum
purses have been popular amongst the aborigines. For women, the soft
pliable one, for men the strong, wrinkled one.
Next, he saw a large kangaroo. He caught it with a spear and made another purse from its thick symbol of masculinity. He gave it to his farther who kept stones and things of value in it.
“Once upon a time there lived in the
This quote is from the web page www.australiagift.com , were you can read another story pertaining to The Lucky Kangaroo Pouches.
Two most common lucky animal parts are turkey
or chicken wishbone and the rabbit’s foot, but I bet you did not
know about the Lucky Kangaroo Pouches from
After cooking and eating chicken, we always save the wishbone and our collection would be displayed on the windowsill along side a collection marbles. One wishbone on top of another the collection was beginning to look like a bizarre type of bird nest and from the marble collection, I popped a white marble on top to further the effect. I began to wonder, would a bird see this as a lucky nest? I thought how awful it was that we associated good luck with a dead chicken's skeletal remains, and I began researching other good luck charms associated with dead animal parts.
Inspiration comes from the strangest things:
Original 7.5” x 6.25”x 6.25 Assemblage, Mixed Media, Chicken Wishbone, Paper and plaster. 2005 (Original not for sale)
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