Munaiwarmi means "Women's Love Stone" in the Quechua language of
Bolivia and Peru. Hand-carved of soapstone, this amulet is used by Indian
women in love spells
to assure the fidelity of husbands or boyfriends
while they are journeying away from home. Like the similar
Quechua munachi stone that
is used in love spell
to attract love, the munaiwarmi is wrapped with a lock of hair from
both the man and woman to activate the charm. It may be kept by the
woman at home or the man may carry the
stone with him to keep himself from temptation while on the road.
A sneaky women may even sew a hidden munaiwarmi stone into a man's back-pack or such.
Unlike the munachi, which
consists of a copulating couple in the round and in the buff, the
munaiwarmi is entirely "G" rated. Each maker carves them to suit his
or her own taste and artistry, but the one shown here is fairly
typical. It is a flat stone, 1 inch
wide, 1 1/2 inches high, and 1/4 inch thick, carved on the front
face only, and it depicts a standing woman in a blouse and long
skirt holding a large, stylized bunch of flowers on her right hip
and, to her left, a standing man in shirt and trousers with his
arms crossed over his chest. The man is bald; the woman wears two
long braids, and both parties are smiling with eyes demurely
downcast. Other stones are more rounded and carved with more fullness
of feature. We have been told that the woman holds flowers because
they can be used to symbolize both a pleasant marriage and the
possibility of children.
amulets derive from the ancient
Quechua and Aymara tradition of carving soapstone illa, canopa, mulla, and
chacra amulets to ensure the fecundity of human beings and domestic
animals, and burying them in Pachamama, the Mother Earth, to activate their blessings.
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