Curious Merchandise At The Witches Market, La Paz, Bolivia
One of the more unusual market stalls you will stumble upon in La Paz is the Witches market, filled with all sorts of unsavoury curiosities – bizarre, fascinating and disturbing – used for ritual offerings and spells. Llama foetus’s feature prominently, as shown above, cast amongst the lotions and potions, necks tied with shoe-laces. A wild cat was hung up with wire which made me feel quite sad – such a beautiful creature reduced to such an undignified and immoral end – and wicker baskets filled to overflowing with dried frogs, their bulging eyes staring out in never-ending panic. These sights were horrifying but captivating – I’d never seen anything like it….