The Topo of the Bolivian Woman: Between Weapon and Fashion

Clothes accessory, steak knife, mirror, spoon, sign of power and wealth, ritual object, weapon, political instrument (etc.): this Bolivian pin could replace the Swiss army knife as its use was (and remains!), full of meaning. Moreover, its history enriches South American anthropology.

Le topo de la femme bolivienne: entre arme et mode

Accessoire vestimentaire, couteau de table, miroir, cuiller, signe de pouvoir et de richesse, objet rituel, arme, instrument politique (etc.) : l’épingle bolivienne pourrait bien remplacer le couteau suisse tant son usage fut (et demeure!) varié, fort de sens, et tant son histoire enrichie l’anthropologie sud-américaine.