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The Bone Reader Poster

The Bone Reader Poster

The Bone Reader Poster

The Bone Reader Poster

The Bone Reader Poster

Throwing the Bones

In bone divination, bones of various sorts are ritually tossed onto a mat, an animal hide, or into a circle drawn in the dirt, and the resulting patterns interpreted.

Throwing the bones is an ancient practice traditional to many regions of the world..

The number and type of bones employed, as well as the inclusion of other small objects, such as pebbles, shells, and hard nuts, varies quite a bit from culture to culture.

Although there is no single system of bone divinations, a set of nine chicken bones mixed with pebbles or shells or dice is the preferred method.

The bones would be thrown on the ground on a mat or animal hide or a circle in order to read them.

When not in use, the bones are kept in a basket, bowl, or bag.

Each bone has a meaning: the wing bone signifies travel, the neck bone signifies poverty, and the wish bone signifies good fortune.

This poster is 17 inches wide by 22 inches high, generous black ink lushly printed on parchment stock.

Handing Holding Dice

PLEASE NOTE: This poster image was hand-drawn by Madame Talbot using nothing more than a vintage rapidograph pen and Dr. P. H. Martin's Bombay Black India ink on Cresent 201.6 Hot Press Medium Weight illustration board.

After completion, the image is hand-delivered to Ryan Gwinner Press in Portland, Oregon and printed on an offset printing press.

Absolutely no computers were used in the creation of this poster - from start to finish.

The copyright notice is on the website image only and not on the printed poster.

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